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How Walker plans to help Milford revive career at Souths

South Sydney playmaker Cody Walker would be prepared to take on added responsibility of leading the team to enable Anthony Milford to play as a free spirit if the out-of-favour Brisbane star joins the Rabbitohs next season.

Milford, who has been told he won't be offered a contract extension by the Broncos, is believed to be closing in on a move to Redfern next season in what would effectively be a swap with Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds.

However, Walker said he would ensure that Milford wasn't weighed down by the organisational duties performed so effectively by Brisbane-bounded Reynolds as he would take on more of that role.

"It would be a great signing for the club to sign a guy like Milford," Walker said. "He is obviously a very experienced player, he has played rep footy at the highest level and hopefully he does come.

"Souths is a great club, we've got a great group of guys here and he would be a great addition to us.

"Obviously losing Reyno is a big loss for us. [But] I have a pretty easy type of role in the team and a lot of that weight will fall on my shoulders to get us around the park a bit more and allow him [Milford] to play his own game."

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Milford is considered one of the most talented ball-running halves in the game but he has struggled with the pressure of having to lead the young Brisbane team around the park and his form has suffered.

Parramatta and Gold Coast had also been linked with Milford but Titans coach Justin Holbrook distanced the club from a move for the 27-year-old playmaker.

"I think it would be unlikely," Holbrook said. "I don't want to say never because I don't know what can happen here, but I haven't had any communication there."

Rabbitohs assistant coach Jason Demetriou, who will take over the reins from Wayne Bennett next season, has a relationship with Milford from his time on the Broncos coaching staff.

Brisbane coach Kevin Walters said Milford would not be released before Monday's mid-season transfer deadline but he won't be at the Broncos next year.

"I believe Milf will stay, we have every intention of hanging on to Milf," Walters said. "He may get another opportunity sometime in the next six weeks.

"Right now, he is certainly a big part of us for the rest of the season. We love having Anthony around training. If we can get some more out of him on the field, I will be really happy to see that.

"He's been a great servant here and we'll support him in every way over these next six weeks to get him into a place for next year, wherever that may be."

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Souths forward Keaon Koloamatangi backed Milford to make an impact at the Rabbitohs.

"I have been watching him from before I played NRL and I have seen the skills that he can bring," Koloamatangi said.

"Obviously, he is in a bit of a rough patch at the moment and if he was to come here I reckon he could get his career back on track.

"He could bring a lot to this team. If he did come, he would be another strike weapon. He would add an extra element to our game and make us a little bit harder to control."

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