On a day rumours swirled about Bailey Smith requesting a trade, a teammate has spoken out as the star Bulldog met face-to-face with Luke Beveridge.
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The Dogs powered through a marathon day of player interviews, beginning at 7.30am, as the players and coaches had their say on each other.
Smith, although contracted next year, has been speculated to seek a trade and push for more midfield minutes elsewhere, but those at Whitten Oval backed him to remain as a Dog.
Experienced midfielder Adam Treloar said he hadn’t had complete confirmation from Smith that he would stay with the club but had no indication the ballwinner would seek a trade to potential suitors Geelong or Hawthorn.
“We haven’t heard anything but we have full faith and trust that this is where (Smith) wants to be and…