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Drew Petrie keen to play at West Coast

Drew Petrie could extend his AFL career at West Coast following an injury to Nic Naitanui.
Petrie keen to play at West Coast
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Released North Melbourne veteran Drew Petrie has confirmed his interest in a move to West Coast, but he doesn't expect to know his future for another few weeks.

The Eagles are considering purchasing Petrie as a replacement for injured ruckman Nic Naitanui, who will miss at least the majority of the 2017 AFL season after surgery on a ruptured ACL.

And Petrie believes he would be up to the tasked if required.

"They haven't given me any guarantees," he told SEN Breakfast.

"They've scoped out my level of interest, and I think they've got a few other players that they've got their eye

"I think it's going to be a few weeks before they give me any guarantees or certainties but I'm feeling OK at the moment."

Petrie kicked 428 goals in 316 games for the Kangaroos between 2001 and 2016.

But he didn't pass up on the opportunity to have one back at the club after he was released alongside fellow veterans Brent Harvey, Nick Dal Santo and Michael Firrito last month.

Petrie indicated the club would forever remain close to his heart, even if he didn't remain close to theirs.

"I'll bleed and blue and white," he said.

"But the club was great, they took me off the website about three minutes after I got the flick. They've been quick to take all those things."

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