GREATER Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron isn't concerned about speculation surrounding the future of young big man Rory Lobb.
The West Australian booted four goals in a thriller against West Coast on Saturday night at Spotless Stadium, with a freak snap from Nic Naitanui enough to snatch a one-point win for the visitors just seconds before the final siren.
Lobb's fourth major put his side six points clear in the dying stage before Naitanui's heroics, and he was outstanding for the home side with four contested marks.
Talk emerged on Thursday that Lobb could seek a shock trade back to his home state at the end of the year, despite being contracted to GWS until the end of 2017, but Cameron laughed off the rumours after the game.
"His price has just gone up hasn't it!" he joked.
"Rory (Lobb) was very casual about it, he was a bit shocked as well.
"Clearly he loves the footy club and the boys love playing with him.
"When a player starts making his mark on any competition, especially this elite competition, then there's going to be speculation."
Cameron said the situation involving Cam McCarthy, who went back to Perth after the Giants denied his trade request last year, despite being contracted this season, doesn't make him wary about Lobb's intentions.
"Cam (McCarthy) is a totally different situation, totally different," he said.
"I find it intriguing with the Jesse Hogan stuff as well, I think he's still contracted until 2017 and it's been building for two years just because he hasn't put pen to paper.
"We haven't heard anything from Rory's side at all, so I'm not concerned.
"If these things pop up they pop up, but right now Rory is motoring along and having a fantastic year for us."
After a demoralising loss to the Eagles, Cameron was surprisingly positive after the match.
"It's a bit surreal to lose a game when you're five points up with eight seconds to go, it's disappointing for everyone involved," he said.
"When you have look at it there's things that are going to pop up and we'll say 'why didn't we stand there?' and 'why didn't we do that and why didn't we do this?'.
"The pleasing thing though is, and I said to our players afterwards, 'be disappointed but don't be disheartened' because it's great to play in these big games.
"They're last year's grand finalists, they're full strength, they're starting to get motoring, and we nearly got them."