CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Anthony Milford of the Broncos runs the ball during the round 6 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Brisbane Broncos at GIO Stadium on April 21, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

It’s being reported that the Brisbane Broncos have told Anthony Milford he won’t be offered a contract in 2022.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Anthony Milford of the Broncos looks dejected during the round two NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Brisbane Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium on March 19, 2021, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

With the news breaking this week, SEN host and former NRL great, Matty Johns was asked if the playmaker's future lay in the NRL.

“Yes they will” Johns replied on SEN 1170 Morning Glory when asked whether he could see a rival club signing Milford for next season.

“Every coach thinks they can get him going good.”

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Part of the issue, according to Johns, is that Milford has been deployed as a halfback in Brisbane, something that he’d change if he were in charge of the 26-year-old.

“If I was coaching Milf, I would say ‘There’s two options we can go with here," Johns stated.

“The first option is, ‘We’ve got to find a really good half to play alongside you, to relieve you of all the organising, to relieve you of all the talk and you can go out there and be you’.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10: Anthony Milford of the Broncos passes the ball during the round nine NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on May 10, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

“Or, ‘We can’t bring that halfback in, but we need you to train your arse off, so you can get rock hard fit and i’m going to play you at fullback’.

“I can’t have him playing in the halves to make him an organising halfback, he’s not that player.

“They’ve always wanted Milford over the last four to five years to be the player he just isn’t.”

While rumours persist that a move to the UK is on the cards for Milford, Johns seemed to think that would be unlikely.

“I think he’ll stay in Australia and a team will pick him up.” Johns said.

“A club will look at him and say ‘we’ve got a good halfback, but we need a bit of flair and a bit of running strike. That would suit Milford.”

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It seems that there’s plenty of room left yet for this story to unfold.