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Markov feels ‘important’ at new AFL home

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After five years of limited opportunity at Richmond, Oleg Markov believes being valued at Gold Coast will bring out his best footy.

Drafted with pick No.50 in 2015, Markov played just 23 games in five seasons with the Tigers and didn’t feature in a single final as the club won three AFL premierships in his time at Punt Road.

The 24-year-old move has reaped instant reward, Markov featuring in all five of the Suns’ matches so far in 2021.

“I wanted to walk into an environment where no- one knew who I was,” Markov told AAP.

“No-one had any pre-conceived ideas. I wasn’t there from the age of 18-19.

“I can come in and be whoever I wanted to be.

“I feel I’m important and I feel like Dewy (coach Stuart Dew) wants me here.

“It is refreshing and it…



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