GOLD Coast's quest for senior experience has extended to discarded Collingwood utility Josh Smith.
While the Suns continue to contemplate acquiring delisted Saint Nathan Freeman, club officials met with Smith on Wednesday as he toured club facilities ahead of Friday's delisted free agent deadline.
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Hailing from Queensland, Smith managed 32 games in three seasons at the Holden Centre before he was cut at season's end after just one match in 2018.
Playing his solitary AFL game in round one, the 24-year-old suffered two separate hamstring injuries in the first half of the season before spending much of the season in the VFL.
Switching to attack, Smith was named an emergency for the round 23 win over Fremantle before being overlooked for finals.
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Smith arrived as a mature-age rookie in the summer of 2015, playing 18 games as a small defender in his debut season to finish seventh in the club's Copeland Trophy.
The Suns have been busy since the NAB AFL Trade Period, offloading Jarryd Lyons to Brisbane, while landing former Cat Jordan Murdoch as a delisted free agent.