David Milne
No longer wanted

David Milne  is set to part ways with Canberra after this season, the latest victim of the Raider’s salary-cap squeeze.

The fringe fullback is in his seventh year at Canberra but barring injuries, it appears he will be left stranded on 49 games for the club.

Canberra believes it has sufficient back up for Blues custodian Josh Dugan.

Toyota Cup fullback Nathan Massey has acquitted himself well in three top-grade appearances this year when Dugan has been out injured.

Bulldogs recruit Massey is contracted until the end of next year, as is highly-rated teenager Haydon Hodge, who can play centre or fullback.

Milne joins stalwart forward Josh Miller as players searching for a new home for next season.

Despite being contracted until the end of next year, Travis Waddell has also been given permission to negotiate with other clubs after falling behind Alan Tongue and Glen Buttriss in the hooker pecking order.

Should Waddell find another home, the Raiders are likely to retain Buttriss.

The upgrading of several stars, and the emergence of a number of young players, has forced Canberra to make tough decisions on loyal club servants.

Earlier this year, Canberra re-signed key forwards Bronson Harrison, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and Joe Picker, as well as boom halfback Sam Williams.

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Representative prop David Shillington is expected to follow suit shortly, while emerging hooker Matt McIlwrick inked a new two-year deal this week.

Read more at the Canberra Times