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Steven happy to be home

Jack Steven press conf New Geelong recruit Jack Steven speaks to the media.

New Cat Jack Steven says he hopes to find his best footy straight away after a move back home.

Steven declared he still loved the game after a difficult 2019.

“I have wanted to come down for a couple of years now so I am really excited and just happy to be home,” he said.


“I think it will make me more comfortable, and with a young family and my own family around I will be nice and comfortable and get fit again, get happy and get healthy, so that is what I am aiming to do.

“Mum and Dad were over the moon and I’ve got a couple of brothers who are floating around. It’s going to be a good couple of years.”

Steven declared he still had a burning passion for football, despite considering walking away from the game last season.

“I had a few moments there, you obviously have your ups and downs but I still love the game and I love playing,” he said.

“Everyone reacts differently to mental health and that sort of stuff. Some people can deal with it better than others and I just needed to have a break at that time and I think it was the right thing to do.”

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Steven joined the Cats as a part of a three-way deal that saw Zac Smith move to the Gold Coast Suns and pick 58 head to St Kilda.

The versatile midfielder/forward says he’s happy to play any role the Cats ask of him.

“Nothing is really going to change unless they chuck me in a back pocket really because I have always been a mid-forward,” he said.

 “I think that is what I am good at, I have always played forward, everyone sees me as a midfielder but I always rest forward or go forward for little stints in quarters.”

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