Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe can see a future at the Dockers beyond 2017, but will still wait until later in the season to sort out his future.
The 25-year-old spoke to the media on Tuesday ahead of their clash with the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night, and said he was committed to the challenge that lay ahead.
“My contractual position is very consistent. I’ve stated that my intentions are that I see my future at Freo and that I was always going to wait until a time during the year to sign a contract,” Fyfe said.
“So wins and losses aren’t going to have any effect on that.”
Despite his contract situation being a topic of discussion, Fyfe says he and the club’s focus is solely on trying to bounce back from consecutive losses.
“We won’t be dictated to by the external pressure that builds,” Fyfe said.
“Our members and fans should be really comfortable in the knowledge that behind closed doors at Fremantle, we’re doing everything we can to better our footy program.
“We’ve got a number of new guys in the team and there is a period of gelling which were going through at the moment.
“Ideally we’d be playing better football. We’re 0-2…it’s not the end of the world but we’re not playing great and we acknowledge that.”
With the club starting the season 0-2, Fyfe admits it’ll be a challenge to turn the season around, but it’s one he’s looking forward to.
“I’m passionate about this footy club, I want to help this footy club in any way I can,” Fyfe said.
“This is a high pressure situation and a new one for me that I’m still coming to grips with but I’m up for the challenge.”