SYDNEY Swans backman Jeremy Laidler may have suffered some disappointment during his time at Geelong and Carlton, but he says he will use it as a learning experience as he forges a new career in the Harbour City.
Laidler, 24, made a total of only 26 appearances for the Cats and the Blues, 19 of those coming in 2011 for Carlton.
But after moving interstate this season, Victorian Laidler (pictured) finally feels as if he has found a new home.
"I'm pretty happy - my last two games I've done my job," he said. "But I can't become content now. I have to still try to move forward and find a bit of the ball, but I mainly have to defend well.
"That's my main focus.
"Hopefully I've got a long career here and I think I've found the right fit."
Laider will line up this afternoon against the Dockers, who welcome back key men Nathan Fyfe (suspension) and Chris Mayne.