Axed Collingwood star Alan Didak could play for GWS in 2014
FORMER Collingwood star Alan Didak could revive his career with Greater Western Sydney.
Didak has held discussions with GWS coach Leon Cameron about a potential AFL lifeline and he has also had a medical check with the Giants.
It is understood no final decision has yet been made on whether Didak will join the Giants, with one source suggesting talks between the two parties were still progressing.
It is believed Didak was debating over the weekend whether he was prepared to move his young family to Sydney.
There is no certainty a decision will be made by today's 2pm deadline for delisted free agents, as the Giants are still able to secure Didak through Wednesday's pre-season draft.
Cameron has made no secret of the fact that the club is on the hunt for experienced AFL players to support the wealth of young talent already at the club.
The Giants used the trade-free agency period to pick up Didak's former teammate Heath Shaw, as well as Shane Mumford, Josh Hunt and Dylan Addison. They will also claim former Swan Jed Lamb in the pre-season draft.
If Didak does sign with the Giants, it would reunite him with his close friend Shaw.
Didak told the Herald Sun soon after he was delisted by the Magpies in September that he believed he had another two seasons of AFL football left in him.
But there appeared to be little initial interest in the 30-year-old, whose career with Collingwood included a premiership medal, a Copeland Trophy and All-Australian selection.
It was always thought that Didak's only chance of an AFL reprieve was only going to come from GWS.
Didak played 218 games for the Magpies in a career that reached some soaring highs before the frustration of recent seasons when injuries restricted his output.
But he maintains that his body is feeling as good as it has for some time and is confident that if he is picked up, he can be a valuable acquisition.