Neale staying put in QLD

Lachie Neale has confirmed his commitment to the Brisbane Lions days after it was reported he wanted to return to Perth.

Earlier this week 7News reported that Neale was set to request a trade back to the Dockers after three seasons with the Lions.

“It’s been a whirlwind few days, and everything’s got a little out of hand." Neale said.

“But I’m fully committed to the club. I came in and told Fages and DD and Swanny that that’s the case. I’m excited to be pushing on.”

Neale said the issue had got out of hand and played out more publicly than he would have liked.

“We were half considering the prospect of getting back at some stage. But after sitting down and talking through it with our family and our friends and the club and my management team, it became pretty clear after a couple of days that this is the best place for us to be.”

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