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Suns Chairman confident of keeping new recruits

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Gold Coast Chairman Tony Cochrane is confident his new prize recruits will stay at the club.

Player retention has been a major issue for the Suns since their inception, culminating in both co-captains headlining a raft of players leaving the club over the October trade period.

But Cochrane told Macquarie Sports Radio the club has “worked its tail off” to create an environment that players want to stay in.

“For a variety of reasons, the people that came before didn’t work,” Cochrane said.

“We’ve done a lot of work getting the right people (in).

“I really believe all of these people will now stay, because we’re going to find success.”

The Suns picked up Jack Lukosius, Izak Rankine, and Ben King (all pictured) inside the top six of this week’s national draft.

“It’s incumbent on us to give those young men a terrific environment to develop their footy skills,” Cochrane said.

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