Wodonga Raiders have confirmed that Daniel Bowles won't be part of their finals assault this season.
Bowles, who hasn't played a match for Raiders this year, lodged a clearance to join Murray league club Congupna last month.
The clearance was denied by Wodonga Raiders.
However, club president Mark Johnston revealed that the Raiders would grant Bowles his wish to join Congupna if a second clearance was lodged.
"Daniel is not based in the area and approached the club about flying in to play some weeks," Johnston said.
"We decided it wouldn't be of much value if Daniel couldn't commit to playing each week.
"But we will be happy to clear Daniel if he wishes."
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Bowles played in a third successive flag with Nightcliff in the Northern Territory football league this season.
Former Raider and Morris medallist Brodie Filo was among his premiership teammates.
Bowles arrived at Birallee Park in 2019 and created a huge impression in his only season in the Ovens and Murray.
The classy defender finished runner-up in the club's best and fairest behind Jarrod Hodgkin who also won the Morris medal.
Bowles was also among his sides best in the elimination final which the Raiders narrowly lost to Myrtleford by three points.
The Raiders remain firmly in the mix to once again play finals with a 3-3 record.
They play Corowa-Rutherglen, Albury and North Albury to complete the first half of the season.
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