MINOR premier Geelong has continued its off-season cull by announcing veteran midfielder Scott Selwood won't be offered a new contract for 2020.
Selwood battled hamstring issues for much of 2019 and was restricted to just two appearances late in the season.
The 29-year-old departs the Cats having played 34 matches over four seasons since arriving from the Eagles at the end of the 2015 season.
Geelong football boss Simon Lloyd thanked Selwood for his time and said the tough onballer was a great clubman during his stint at the Cats.
"Scott has been a much-loved member of the club over his four years here," Lloyd said.
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"The way in which he has conducted himself on and off the field, has earned him great respect from his teammates and coaches.
"Scott is always welcome at the club, and we wish him well in his future endeavours.
"We hope to see a new opportunity come his way in football as he has a lot to offer."
The Cats announced last week that Jordan Cunico and Jamaine Jones would not be offered contracts for the new season, while the future of veteran Gary Ablett remains clouded.
Geelong coach Chris Scott remains hopeful Ablett will continue on in 2020 and add to the 235 games he has played for the Cats, but only on the proviso he believes he can lead the club to premiership glory.
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"If he decides, or even if he's not sure, that he can do it, if he doesn't quite have the belief that he can help us win a premiership next year, he should retire," Scott said last week.
"That's the decision that I think he's coming to grips with.
"Now if he thinks he can do it, then we've got a bit to talk about and I look forward to that.
"I hope it's that way."