BENDIGO, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Lincoln McCarthy of the Cats runs with the ball during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Essendon Bombers at Queen Elizabeth Oval on March 12, 2017 in Bendigo, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Geelong forward Lincoln McCarthy says he is weighing up his future and may be open to exploring his options at another club in a bid for senior football.

Speaking after Geelong’s VFL side was also bundled out of the finals, McCarthy, who is out of contract at the end of this year, says he may need to move on.

“After a few years of not being able to do what you want to do in a specific environment, you can get a little bit burnt out,” McCarthy told AFL.com.au.

“That comes with any role, in any job I think.

“It’s only natural to review what’s going on in your own sense. There’s no one to blame, it’s just purely (that) you can get a little bit burnt out at a specific environment if it hasn’t worked for you for so long.

“It’s only natural that I’m weighing up what I do.”

McCarthy revealed the possibility of playing with close friend Lachie Neale, who the Lions appear to be chasing could see him look to go north.

“I am (aware of Brisbane’s interest),” McCarthy said.

“Lach and I are good mates. (I) haven’t played with him for years, but we’re both making our own decisions on what we think is best for us.

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“If that ends up (together), then that’s great, but otherwise we just make our own decision and run with it.”