West Coast’s Scott Selwood holds off on contract negotiations

Scott Selwood of the West Coast Eagles said that he is currently concentrating on the upcoming AFL season and doesn’t want to get off track by opening contract talks with the cub. Selwood is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2015 campaign, but his main focus is getting back into the swing of things after his 2014 season was interrupted by an ankle injury. The ankle problem restricted the team’s joint vice-captain to just a dozen matches last year after injuring in a third-round victory against St Kilda. Fans should check the BetEasy AFL Odds regularly when making their wagers this year.

Selwood underwent surgery in June and the midfielder made it back to the Eagles’ lineup for their last contest of the season against Gold Coast. However, he began to have problems with the ankle once preseason training began and he still hasn’t been able to make it back to full training as he had to undergo a second surgery in December. The 24-year-old is determined to work his way into peak condition, but West Coast hopes to sign him long before the season is over. AFL.com.au reported that West Coast and the native of Victoria have discussed a new deal, but since then he’s told the club that he wants to put things on hold while he concentrates on his form and fitness.

It’s also believed that Selwood isn’t looking to head back to Victoria if he becomes a free agent even though his brother Joel is the skipper of Geelong. Selwood, who was named his team’s best and fairest winner in 2012, began running late in January and has slowly increased the intensity of his training regimen over the weeks. He’s hoping to be fit enough to participate in the upcoming NAB Challenge. Fans may want to consider Selwood for the Eagle’s best and fairest award once again this season and can look over the betting market via the BetEasy AFL Odds.

Selwood was named joint vice-captain of West Coast last year with spearhead Josh Kennedy. He’s proud of the responsibility that’s bestowed upon him and said he’s looking forward to remaining healthy for the entire season. Selwood is a former Bendigo Pioneer and his three older brothers have all been AFL players. Joel is still playing with Geelong while twins Troy and Adam previously played with the Brisbane Lions and West Coast respectively. Don’t forget to view the BetEasy AFL Odds before making your wagers on the upcoming footy season.



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