Sandilands out to rack up games

30 January 2018 04:50:36 EST

Aaron Sandilands aims to play as often as possible in what could be his final AFL campaign this year.

The Fremantle veteran says he has no plans to sit out any games and is hungry to get back on the field after an injury-interrupted past two seasons.

I know time is coming to an end, so it would be nice to get as many games as I can in.

Aaron Sandilands

Sandilands has only managed 15 games in two years after suffering broken ribs early in 2016 and then battling hamstring issues last campaign, but the 211cm ruckman says he'll be putting his hand up to play in pretty much every game this year.

"Obviously I had a disappointing last couple of years not being able to be out on the park as much as I would've liked. You don't go through a whole pre-season to put your hand up for only 15 games," he added.

"I don't know if I've got a point to prove, but when you don't play as much footy as you like you realise how much you miss it. I know time is coming to an end, so it would be nice to get as many games as I can in."

The 254-gamer only managed one appearance alongside Sean Darcy last season as he ripped a hamstring tendon in that round 15 clash.

Darcy grew into the No.1 ruck role in the 35-year-old's absence, but they may both play in the same side in the coming season.

Darcy has trimmed down in pre-season and worked on his forward craft in a bid to become more versatile.

Sandilands said: "If we are both in the same side obviously we're going to have to spend some time up forward. You work on those things over pre-season, so hopefully at some point we'll get a chance and make it work."

The Dockers are 1/1 to win their first game of the season against Port Adelaide, who are 1/1.

View all Australian Rules betting