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Gary Ablett defends his captaincy at the Brownlow, says he’d ‘love’ to keep job

Gary Ablett Jnr has hit back at critics of his captaincy and says he wants to remain skipper of the Gold Coast Suns.

The champion midfielder opened up about a tough season on Sports Today ahead of the Brownlow Medal.

Ablett’s leadership has been the subject of plenty of criticism this year as the Suns battled both on and off the field.

There have been calls for him to step aside.

But the two-time Brownlow medallist remained defiant when speaking with 3AW.

‘I’d love to captain again,’ Ablett said.

‘(But) that all depends on whether the club thinks I’m the right man for the job.

‘That’s something we’ll work out when we get back into pre-season.

‘You blokes (media) are unbelievable!’

Ablett said he wasn’t ‘perfect’ but that no captain was.

‘I’m learning every day, every training session,’ he said.

‘I’ve really enjoyed the role over the last five years.

‘I don’t do everything perfect (but) I don’t think any captain does.’

LISTEN: Gary Ablett joins Sports Today at the Brownlow