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.”