Former Collingwood midfielder Caleb Poulter could earn another spot in the AFL through next Wednesday night's Mid-Season Draft.
The 20-year-old submitted a nomination for the count and will join many in-form VFL talents that have lodged their name. According to AFL.com.au, Poulter has elected a short-term contract that will only increase his chances of being selected compared to those who opted for 18-month deals.
The wingman was delisted by the Magpies at the conclusion of the 2022 AFL season after failing to earn more than one selection in Craig McRae's side. He would then join Footscray in the VFL in the hope of thriving again at a high-quality competition.
He could be of interest to the Western Bulldogs, who at this stage have one open list spot, if the club was to look toward adding some outside run.
Former Cat Quinton Narkle is also said to be of interest from multiple AFL clubs ahead of the Mid-Season Draft.
The 25-year-old trained with Richmond over the pre-season and was close to landing a spot on the list during the Supplementary Selection Period (SSP), but unfortunately missed out.
Narkle has since joined the Bombers VFL side with hopes to earn an AFL spot and has been playing good football in the red and black, averaging 18 disposals and five tackles.
According to News Corp, the midfielder is believed to be of interest to a number of clubs, including West Coast and Essendon.
Narkle and Poulter will keep their fingers crossed in hopes of an AFL return ahead of next Wednesday night's Mid-Season Rookie Draft.
The full list of players who have nominated for the draft can be found here.