Key Western Bulldogs players have heaped praise on Travis Cloke as the Collingwood forward looks for a new AFL club following Tuesday's trade request.
Tory Dickson, Matt Suckling and Jason Johannisen have all spoken highly of the veteran forward who has been linked with a move to the Dogs.
"Travis has obviously been a special player for a long time," Suckling said.
"I'm sure the list managers will make that decision but he's been a good player. I'm sure Trav could fit into most clubs and have an impact next year."
Dickson, who has kicked 30 goals in 18 games this season, is also a fan of the 29-year-old's work.
"He's a wonderful player, he's obviously had some indifferent form this year and has been sent back to the twos to work on a few things," Dickson said.
"(But) he's a great player ... that comes down to a match committee/list management (decision)."
The Dogs will contest their second finals series in succession under coach Luke Beveridge but go into their campaign as the lowest-ranked scoring team in the top eight.
Jake Stringer, the club's leading goal kicker with 37, has spent the past two weeks in the VFL but looms as a key inclusion when the Bulldogs take on West Coast in next week's elimination final in Perth.
"I think he's gone back (to the VFL) with the right mindset - he's tackled hard and his defensive pressure has been great," Dickson said.
"It's a match committee thing but it would be great to have him back in because he's a special player and he can win games of football."