GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 04: Dylan Shiel of the Giants celebrates a goal during the 2016 AFL Round 11 match between the Geelong Cats and the GWS Giants at Simonds Stadium on June 4, 2016 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

GWS midfielder Dylan Shiel is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal, although the Giant has no doubt he wants to remain in Sydney beyond this season.

The 23-year-old comes out of contract at the end of 2017, but told AFL.com.au back in January that he wants to sign a new deal at the Giants, and hasn’t even thought about a move back home.

“Like I said in a recent interview I’m not entertaining any offers from Victorian clubs,” he said.

“I’m keen to stay a Giant, obviously it’s a really exciting team to be part of, and I’m enjoying my football up here.

“I’m not trying to put any pressure on myself or the club, I think it will take its course.┬áMy manager is having conversations with the footy club and it’s going pretty smoothly last time I checked.

“There’s not really too much more to say.”

Shiel will return from off-season surgery to remove a bone spur from his right heel when he lines up against Sydney in the JLT Community Series this weekend, and the midfielder knows it’s an important match for him to get back into prime fitness before the season begins.

“The body is feeling great and I’m looking forward to blowing out a few cobwebs,” he said.

“That’s what the JLT Series is for, to get some match fitness and try out our new structures and strategies, and test out a few things.

“I’m sure it’s going to take a bit of time, but I’m feeling really good now, and should be good to go for round one.”