Anthony Morabito continues to impress at WAFL level. Source: Daniel Wilkins / News Corp Australia
ANTHONY Morabito may have answered the million dollar question in AFL circles with a best-afield effort for Peel Thunder.
After being denied another chance to return to AFL level with the Dockers, the long-term injured midfielder ripped it up.
After a week in which his return had been the talk of the town, Morabito was hopeful a return to the elite level would be sooner rather than later.
"It's the million dollar question," Morabito said.
"I've just got to keep performing at this level and keep doing the stuff that the coaches and the match committee ask of me consistently at this level and once I can demonstrate that I can do that then it's up to them.
"When I'm selected, I'm selected. I'm not really too concerned with that. That's out of my control and I'm really pleased just to be playing footy consistently and to be healthy."
Morabito had a more attacking role in Peel's second win of the season and clocked up 28 disposals and kicked two goals. The 22-year-old said he is putting in the effort to get the AFL call up but he is enjoying playing week to week without any injuries.
"I feel like I'm improving every week, it's definitely now just a matter of executing my role down here and keep putting pressure on myself to perform," he said.
"I've still got a fair bit of stuff to work on, on my game.
"Obviously missing a fair bit of footy and our game plan is quite strict, so there's a lot of stuff that I can improve on, but definitely getting my hands on the footy is a good starting point."
After three knee reconstructions, Morabito has not played for Fremantle since 2010 and with his contract with the club up at the end of 2014 he said his future was out of his control.
"Over the last couple of years it's just been a matter of wanting to play footy so I haven't even crossed that path yet, to tell you the truth I'm just really happy to play footy,' he said.
"Whatever happens in the next six months, a year, whatever happens, happens. That's another thing that's out of my control. I've just got to work hard every day and see what happens from there."