Clark to battle for Cats future

20 November 2020 19:58:16 GMTPlus11

Geelong midfielder Jordan Clark says he is determined to put a disappointing year behind him and force his way back into the Cats side in 2021.

Clark had an outstanding 2019 when bursting on to the scene with 18 appearances and it was hoped that he would be able to kick on from there.

However 2020 was disappointing to say the least as he struggled with his form and injuries, while competition for places as the Cats made it all the way to the grand final, also made life difficult.

Looking ahead the midfielder says positive discussions have already been held and he is looking forward to battling for his place in the new year.

"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 told the Cats website.

"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."

Geelong have strengthened further during the Trade Period, so things will not get any easier for Clark, but the West Aussie is ready to give it his best shot.

"That’s my aim for next year, to force my way in and play good footy," he added. "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."

Geelong are priced at 11/2 to win the AFL grand final.

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