Picture: George Salpigtidis. Source: Herald Sun.

Boomer likely to play on in 2016

North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey is almost a certainty to continue his career next season, with Michael Tuck’s games record in sight.

The 37-year-old is awaiting a final stamp of approval from coach Brad Scott, but it appears likely that he will run around for his 21st AFL season next year.

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Harvey has played 396 games to date, as he is set to become just the fourth player in VFL/AFL history to play 400 games later this season, making Michael Tuck’s games record of 426, within reach.

“While my body and my mind are both really sound, I’m happy to put my hand up to go around again, as long as Brad gives me the go-ahead,” Harvey told the Herald Sun.

“I’m certainly not hanging around to break Michael Tuck’s record.

“That’s the furthest thing from my mind now. If it happens, it happens.

“But I want to play on for one reason now and that’s to win another premiership.

“I was lucky enough to play in a flag in 1999 when I was 21. I was naive and thought that I would end up being a three or four-time premiership player.”

The Roos take on the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday at Metricon Stadium.

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