LAVINGTON veteran John Hunt says he won’t rush into making a decision about his playing future.
Hunt, who played his 300th game for Panthers this year, is yet to confirm if he will spend an 18th season at Lavington Oval next year.
“I’m in no rush to make a decision,” Hunt said.
“I’ve spoken briefly to James (Saker) about it but we’ll just see how we go.
“If I play, it will be at Lavington, so there’s no issue there.”
The Ovens and Murray life member, who won the Did Simpson medal in 2001, said Lavington’s rise up the ladder this season would make it harder to walk away.
“It’s a good club to be around at the moment,” Hunt said.
“We’ve got a lot of quality local juniors coming through who will end up being top-line players in the competition.
“I guess that does make it harder to step away.”
But the small utility’s immediate focus is tomorrow’s preliminary final against Albury.
Hunt said the Panthers had to improve on their two previous showings against the Tigers to be any chance of playing in a grand final.
“We’ve got areas we want to improve in,” he said.
“We need to get off to a good start and hopefully do a few structural things.
“They’ve obviously been the benchmark for the last four or five years.”