Lin Jong weighing up future
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Western Bulldogs midfielder Lin Jong admits he may have played his final game for the side after being overlooked for Saturday's AFL grand final.
Jong, who appears likely to seek a trade at the end of the season, has been named as an emergency for Saturday's grand final after recovering from a collarbone injury sustained in the first week of the finals.
The 23-year-old says he's happy the Bulldogs has made their first grand final in 55 years but concedes his time at Whitten Oval may be up.
"I guess you could say there's a possibility but I'm still weighing up all my options," he told AAP at Friday's grand final parade.
"At the end of the day, I want to choose what I feel will be best for me.
"I'm really happy for the team. I'm part of the team, along with every other boy at the club, who was along for this process of making the grand final.
"(But) It doesn't affect my decision, I don't reckon."
Jong toured Collingwood's facilities midway through the season but has also been linked to Gold Coast and is sure to attract plenty of interest in the trade period.
The speedy midfielder hopes he might still be called upon as an emergency after experiencing the pain of being told by Beveridge he wouldn't be playing in the grand final.
"Obviously (I was) a bit upset after it but I still understood his perspective," he said.
"The team's been playing so well so it was hard to change the team, which I completely understand. That's just life sometimes."