Danger­field ‘will prob­a­bly go’

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Two South Aus­tralian AFL giants be­lieve this will be Pa­trick Danger­field’s last sea­son in an Ade­laide guernsey.

For­mer Crows coach and 200gamer Bren­ton San­der­son and cross-town ri­val Kane Cornes be­lieve the like­li­hood of the 25-yearold stay­ing with the Crows is de­creas­ing with each pass­ing day.

The two-time All-Aus­tralian midfielder is the big­gest free agency tar­get of the off-sea­son and has been con­stantly linked with Gee­long, near his home­town of Moggs Creek.

San­der­son told AFL Game Day he be­lieved the club would strug­gle to re­tain Danger­field.

“Ev­ery week that we go on, it looks less and less likely that he’s go­ing to stay,” he said.

The for­mer Crows boss coached Danger­field for three sea­sons, with a re­ported player re­volt be­hind his ax­ing at the end of last sea­son.

But San­der­son, who played the ma­jor­ity of his ca­reer with the Cats, showed no ill-feel­ing by back­ing Danger­field’s form in 2015.

“He’s hav­ing a fan­tas­tic sea­son and win­ning plenty of the footy,” he said.

“It won’t be af­fect­ing him ... Paddy’s got the sort of per­son­al­ity that he’ll be able to park that, par­tic­u­larly on match day.”

Cornes, a premier­ship win­ner with Ade­laide’s arch-ri­vals Port Ade­laide, went fur­ther and pre­dicted the man­ner of his de­par­ture.

“I thought he was go­ing to stay two weeks ago but I’ve changed,” he told the Sun­day Footy Show.

“I think Ade­laide will match the of­fer but he’ll end up at Gee­long.

“They’ll trade ... (Steven) Mot­lop and a first-round pick.”

Cornes’ for­mer Power team­mate Jay Schulz is another free agent at sea­son’s end.

Schulz has al­ready switched clubs once, mov­ing from Rich­mond, and Cornes urged him to sign a new deal to im­prove his form.

“It’s af­fect­ing Schulzy. His form in the last month hasn’t been great,” he said.

Cornes said Schultz was now 30 and would sign on. AAP

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