WEST Coast star Andrew Gaff is unconcerned his upcoming contract discussions could be a distraction, with his main focus on hitting the scoreboard more often.
The 27-year-old signed a massive six-year deal with the Eagles at the end of 2018, but it contains a clause that enables him to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this year.
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"It (contract talk) is part of the game now and I had it a couple of years ago as well," Gaff told reporters in Perth on Monday.
"At the moment, it's the second week of January and footy season is quite a while away.
"I'm looking forward to getting fit and getting out there and that stuff will come later on.
Gaff's main concern is taking his game to another level.
The wingman averaged a career-high 31.9 disposals last season, but booted only three goals in 22 games, the lowest tally of his career.
"A few more goals would be nice," he said.
"That's always a sign of a good midfielder and a good midfield group that are kicking a lot of goals together, so that's probably the main thing for me.
"Getting good value for each possession and that combination between the attacking and defensive part of the game is what we all strive for."
Gaff is keen to play for Victoria in the AFL's bushfire appeal match on February 28 at Marvel Stadium.
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He's also hoping to see suspended teammate Willie Rioli back around the club as he awaits ASADA's findings on an alleged urine substitution during a routine drug test.
"We're not sure (when he will be back), we're hoping soon," Gaff said
"We'd love to have him back and we'd love to get around him and support him through this difficult time."
Meanwhile, defender Tom Barrass is making positive strides in his return from foot surgery, running and kicking on both sides at training on Monday.
All-Australian centre half-back Jeremy McGovern is still on modified training after having heel surgery in late November.