Former Carlton and Brisbane midfielder Mitch Robinson hasn't "shut the door" on an AFL comeback, stating he's playing "some of my best footy" in the Northern Territory Football League.
Robinson has linked up with NTFL club Darwin since being cut from the Lions after their preliminary final exit last September, with the 33-year-old looking to stay in shape by playing in the state league.
The Tasmanian product has been a handy addition for the Buffaloes, who currently sit fourth on the premier league ladder after 11 games.
Thriving in the Top End, Robinson says his body is holding up in the heat, believing he could still offer something to an AFL club.
“I still feel I've got a year or two in my body,” Robinson told News Corp. "I haven't shut the door on a return to AFL. I've got plenty to offer in terms of experience.
“I've been playing some of my best footy up here in the NTFL.
“It doesn't feel that much different when you're fighting the heat, the speed of these young guys, their talent is actually ridiculous.
"...I'll be coming up to play until my body says no more."
Robinson played 247 games across a 14-year career in the AFL, starting with Carlton after being drafted in 2008 as the 40th overall pick.
He would move to Brisbane ahead of the 2015 season and would win a best and fairest with the Lions in his first season with the club.
Should Robinson not get picked up by an AFL club, the hard-nosed midfielder has flagged a desire to a player's advocate in the media.