GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13: Wylie Buzza of the Cats looks on during the Geelong Cats training session at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds on January 13, 2017 in Geelong Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Port Adelaide recruit Wylie Buzza says “the writing was on the wall” with regards to his exit from Geelong.

The 23-year old departed the Cattery after nine senior appearances, consistently on the fringe of selection in the VFL.

Buzza spoke about how hard it was to crack into the club’s best 22 during his four seasons there.

“I thought the writing was on the wall somewhat, very much starved of opportunity, but so were a lot of us,” Buzza told AFL Media. 

“We had hardly any injuries this year and the common theme that (Cats coach) Chris Scott said publicly was we were enjoying the fact we didn’t have injuries and we were having that continuity of the same team.

“It did make it hard for us guys to get in.”

After signing a one-year deal with Port, Buzza is excited for the opportunities ahead and is happy to just play his role.

“I’m happy to play a supporting role to Charlie if that’s what the team needs,” Buzza said.

“I think what Charlie brings is when he’s at his best, he’s one of the best key forwards (in the competition), so it’d be great to learn off him.”