North's Goldstein wants to play on in AFL

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Ruckman Todd Goldstein says he has at least a "few more years" left as caretaker North Melbourne coach Leigh Adams declared he wants the veteran big man to finish his AFL career at Arden St.

Goldstein remains one of the Kangaroos' best players approaching his 292th game on Sunday, with North to host the in-form Sydney Swans at Marvel Stadium.

The 34-year-old's three-year deal expires at season's end, and his future at North will largely depend on the direction of the club's next coach.

But Goldstein is not even contemplating retirement and jokingly suggested he could pass North legend Brent Harvey's all-time AFL games record.

"I want to play AFL football, I think I've got a lot of footy left in me," Goldstein told SEN.

"I don't want to put a ceiling on how long I've got left but I'm definitely feeling like I've got a few more years left in me.

"I want to do my best to set myself up for ongoing playing time and ongoing success.

"I keep telling 'Boomer' I'm going to try and catch him but I think he might be a little out of reach now."

Adams has a long history with Goldstein, first as teammates in 2006.

"I'd love him to, I got drafted in the same year as Goldy," Adams said.

"I'd love to see him retire a one-club player.

"He'll bring up 300 (games) next year if he does get there.

"I'd love for him to finish off his career here because he's still playing some good, which is amazing at his age."

Inspiring North midfielder Ben Cunnington will be eased back through the VFL in his first game in more than a year after battling testicular cancer.

The Kangaroos have made four changes to battle the Swans, recalling Aaron Hall, Aidan Corr, Lachie Young and Paul Curtis.

North will remember their 1996 grand final victory over the Swans before Sunday's match, with the club to induct premiership players Peter Bell, Glenn Freeborn, Mathew Capuano, Robert Scott and Mark Roberts as life members.

The Swans could leap above reigning premiers Melbourne if they have a convincing victory over the Kangaroos.

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