DARTMOOR export and Greater Western Sydney AFL star Jeremy Cameron has declared he wants to stay with the Giants and expects to finalise an extended contract soon.
The 21-year-old forward, who will play his 50th game this weekend, comes off contract at the end of next season and his future has been the subject of much speculation.
While Cameron’s 2014 campaign hasn’t produced the numbers or consistent form of his stellar second season last year, he would have no shortage of suitors chasing his signature if he decided against staying with GWS.
However, current Giants best and fairest and 2013 All-Australian representative Cameron said he had enjoyed almost every moment of close to four years at the fledgling franchise and had a strong bond with the other players and coaching staff.
“I think it’s that bond that you build over time that you really want to keep going and become stronger and stronger,” Cameron said.
“I’m loving my time up here and I want to stay.”
Asked when he expected to finalise his contractual situation, Cameron said “I’m sure it will be some time soon. I’m obviously discussing that with the club and my manager”.
Cameron has had ankle, ear and arm injuries in an injury-interrupted season.
“Obviously, I’ve been up and down a fair bit in recent weeks and, early in the season, I had a few injury concerns that stopped me getting a bit of momentum,” Cameron said.
“But putting them aside, I really want to make amends this weekend.”
His coach and namesake Leon Cameron stressed he had never considered dropping his prize forward despite his diminished numbers this year.
“The vision I watch behind the goals, he’s actually working really, really hard at his game in terms of his leading patterns,” Leon Cameron said.