Adam Treloar of the Magpies looks dejected after defeat during the round 11 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Port Adelaide Power at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 5, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

Pies didn’t pay overs for Treloar: Buckley

Speaking to ABC Radio on Saturday, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley declared they didn’t “overpay” for boom recruit Adam Treloar and he believes the trade will eventually be viewed as “astute”.

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“All the youth that we want to bring into the club are at the club – we just want to get better access to them,” Buckley told ABC radio.

Adam Treloar of the Magpies looks dejected after defeat during the round 11 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Port Adelaide Power at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 5, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.
Adam Treloar of the Magpies looks dejected after defeat during the round 11 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Port Adelaide Power at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 5, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

“Whether it’s pick four, five, six or whatever (the Giants’ future pick) ends up, we didn’t overpay for Adam Treloar.

“He’s going to be a great player for this footy club over the next 10 years.

“We gave up two first-round draft picks and got a second-round draft pick back (and) I think over the course of time that’ll prove to be an astute trade.

“If you look at most of our trades individually, they’ve been astute, but we’ve just got to … get maximum performance out of them.

“I’ve got no fears about where we’re set up in that regard. A lot of our equity is in our list, not outside of it.”

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