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Lions delist Tasmanian goalsneak after 81 games

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Josh Green of the Lions marks the ball during the 2016 AFL Round 14 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Brisbane Lions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 25, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Josh Green has been delisted by the Lions

BRISBANE Lions small forward Josh Green has been delisted.

Green, 24, played 81 games after being drafted at No. 32 in 2010. 

He was the club's leading goalkicker in 2014 and 2015.

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He had signaled at the start of the year that he wanted to extend his contract at the Lions, and had hoped it would happen before the season began.

It was speculated in early September that the Lions would be open to trading Green and he has been linked with the Bombers.

"It is disappointing when any player departs, and Josh has given great service to our club," football manager David Noble told

"We thank him for his time at the club and wish him all the best for his future."

A broken foot in January disrupted Green's pre-season. He joins Hugh Beasley, Billy Evans, Josh McGuinness, Jackson Paine and Josh Watts in being delisted, while Justin Clarke, Daniel Merrett and Trent West have retired and Pearce Hanley was traded to the Suns.