AFL no cost agent McStay’s eyes on group prize

In-desire crucial ahead Daniel McStay has set his contract talks “on the backburner” as AFL rivals seek out to lure the free of charge agent away from Brisbane.

Collingwood are one of quite a few golf equipment with their sights on McStay, who will enjoy his 150th sport for the Lions in opposition to St Kilda

“For me, the contract things, I have just variety of place that on the backburner,” the 26-calendar year-previous told reporters on Friday.

“My manager and the club are in continuous talks, so I am truly at ease with in which that sits.

“For me, I’ve got greater matters to fret about on-area than what’s heading on off-area.

“We’re making an attempt to place ourselves in a posture to earn a flag and we have to have to go on to find our variety once more and be in that premiership type. Which is my sole aim.”

McStay, at first from Victoria, has reportedly obtained a five-12 months deal provide on the table from Brisbane.

“Yeah, it is really a large choice, but at the same time I can not definitely command what is heading on off-field,” he claimed.

“All I can handle is what I am carrying out on-field and just building certain that I’m undertaking every thing I can to be the greatest participant and teammate I can be.”

McStay has kicked 14 goals and experienced 8 objective assists in 10 game titles this year.

He kicked 28 goals past calendar year but was substituted out of the qualifying last because of concussion and sat out as the Lions crashed out of the flag race the adhering to week.

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan was total of praise for McStay, who will line up together with fellow talls Joe Daniher and Eric Hipwood for Brisbane towards St Kilda.

It is the very first time the Lions will have their three important forwards together on-subject in 11 months.

“If you ended up to give an award for the most effective teammate, I reckon (McStay) would earn it with the way he plays the recreation,” Fagan mentioned.

“There is certainly so considerably that he does on the area that doesn’t finish up in a stat.”

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