Promising Geelong midfielder Jordan Clark says he’s looking forward to taking his chances into his own hands in 2021 as he puts his hand up for a return to AFL action.
Clark, who burst onto the scene in 2019 playing 18 games, was unable to recreate his debut season form due to injuries and the Cats consistent depth in the roles he plays.
But speaking to 7News Perth, Clark said honest conversations between himself and the coaches at the end of the year have him ready to attack 2021 with vigour.
“It was probably a pretty disappointing year in terms of what I wanted to do this year but that’s all a part of footy,” Clark said.
“The end of year conversations are quite upfront and honest and personally that’s what I feel like I needed and I felt like I needed to say what I wanted to say as well.”
“Albeit, I did have a disappointing year and I took that on board and now it’s up to me to change that for next year.”
With his long kicking, attack on the ball and speed, as evidenced by his Grand Final sprint win, being the West Australian’s key weapons, Clark is not deterred by the fact the Cats stocked up with classy ball users in the free agency and trade period and instead is relying upon what he can do to get a game.
“That’s my aim for next year, to force my way in and play good footy.”
“But, also, I love the club and I’ve loved living over there at the moment so that’s why I’m going to stay there.”