Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir has played down rumours ruckman Sean Darcy is seeking a move to Geelong, saying the talk won’t distract the player group.
And Longmuir revealed defender Hayden Young is set to miss up to three months after scans revealed a serious hamstring injury that could require surgery.
Former Fremantle assistant coach Peter Sumich sent the rumour mill into a spin earlier this week when he said Darcy, who is contracted to Fremantle until the end of 2022, would be keen on a move to the Cats.
Sumich said the Dockers should try to snare Western Bulldogs ruckman Tim English as a replacement.
Darcy played for the Geelong Falcons in the Under-18s competition, but Longmuir isn’t reading much into the rumours.