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RICHMOND midfielder Anthony Miles is only a 50 per cent chance to remain at the club next season, according to his manager Marty Pask.
Miles struggled to maintain a spot in the AFL side with the arrival of former Gold Coast hard-nut Dion Prestia, managing just five games this year after 42 over the previous two seasons.
Pask was asked on NAB AFL Trade Radio if Miles will still be at the Tigers or at another club on Thursday's conclusion of the trade period.
"To be honest, it's 50/50," he said.
"There has again been some talk over the weekend, and again this morning. But again, we're working through all that with Richmond and I don't think it's a situation where he can't return [to the Tigers].
"It's certainly been pretty amicable and clear if there was a better position for you than the one you find yourself in, we're not going to hold you back. But at the same time, we love you, you won our reserves' best and fairest, which says a lot about your character as well.
"I think all that plays in to the fact that he's probably only one player out of the side at the moment."
A one-year deal from the Tigers remains on the table for Miles, who is happy to return to the club if he cannot find a home elsewhere, but Pask said the midfielder is keen for more senior opportunities.
"Has there been interest from other clubs? Yes. Is that interest affirmed in the sense that I can categorically say that we're dealing with that club exclusively? Not yet.
"We're just having to wait for a few things to work out. Thursday's deadline is fast approaching, so things would have to ramp up pretty quickly in the next 48 hours to really find the appropriate club for him to get to."
Pask said Miles will not move for the sake of a fresh start, and will only leave the premiership-winning club if he is guaranteed a spot in a side's first 22.
"It's all very well to move, but are you moving for a better situation than the one you've currently got?
"We need to be 100 per cent comfortable in that, I don't want him to move and certainly speaking to him, he's not moving to be a depth player."
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