Newly re-signed Gold Coast star Touk Miller has described Hugh Greenwood’s shock departure as a “honest hit” however is anticipating the Suns to interrupt their AFL finals duck subsequent yr.
Miller, who’s tipped to grow to be the Suns’ subsequent captain, gave the membership a badly wanted enhance on Tuesday by signing a brand new deal to maintain him on the Gold Coast till the tip of 2027.
It got here a day after skilled midfielder Greenwood’s bombshell transfer to North Melbourne blindsided the Suns.
The Kangaroos enticed the delisted Greenwood, who was set to be re-drafted again to the Suns, with a profitable and longer contract.
Miller holds no grudges in opposition to Greenwood for accepting North’s provide however stated the tackling machine can be missed at Metricon Stadium.
“The provide (Greenwood) obtained from North Melbourne was clearly actually robust and laborious to let go,” Miller instructed SEN.
“He’s obtained a younger household and desires to help them for so long as he can.
Hugh Greenwood’s North Melbourne AFL deal is a significant enhance for the Kangaroos. Credit score: AAP
“(Greenwood’s) one other senior participant we received’t have and somebody who can play actually constant soccer so it was a good hit to the checklist.
“I believe for him the chance he’s obtained going ahead goes to be huge.
“It’s a main loss however I really feel like within the footy world a majority of these issues can occur pretty repeatedly now.”
When requested if the Suns count on to play finals subsequent yr, Miller was adamant they do.
The Gold Coast Suns have given Touk Miller a brand new five-year AFL contract. Credit score: AAP
Since getting into the AFL in 2011, Gold Coast’s greatest season stays the 2014 marketing campaign after they completed twelfth with 10 wins.
“We have to get that finals berth and I believe that’s going to be a very huge step for the membership,” Miller stated.
The 25-year-old is coming off his greatest season but after taking out Gold Coast’s best-and-fairest award and being chosen as All-Australian for the primary time.