ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13: Matthew Lobbe of the Power competes for the ruck with Max Gawn of the Demons during the round 21 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Melbourne Demons at Adelaide Oval on August 13, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Port ruckman set to seek fresh start

Port Adelaide ruckman Matthew Lobbe appears likely to seek a trade this off-season, according to the Adelaide Advertiser.

Lobbe, who is contracted to the Power in 2017, rejected a lucrative offer from the Western Bulldogs last year to stay at Alberton, however, now wants to seek other opportunities, with returning ruckman Paddy Ryder set to resume the No.1 ruck duties next season.

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Port is reportedly anticipating that Lobbe will look for a new home in order to re-establish himself as a number one ruckman, and the club will in turn look to find a new back-up ruckman in the upcoming trade period.

Geelong’s Nathan Vardy is said to be one player on their radar.

Lobbe has played 92 games for the Power since making his debut in 2010. He was selected with pick No.16 in the 2007 National Draft.

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