Crouch in no rush to sort Crows future

19 January 2021 18:58:13 GMTPlus11

Adelaide midfielder Matt Crouch says he will weigh up all of his options when the time is right and exploring free agency could be one of them.

Crouch's brother Brad did just that before leaving the Crows in favour of a move to St Kilda last year, and he will now have to consider his own future during 2021.

Crouch says initial talks have already taken place with the club and for now he is just happy to focus on pre-season and making sure he is in the best possible shape for 2021.

"We're separate players," he said regards brother Brad. "I've been pretty honest with the club and we've been in contact already and spoken through some things, so I'm happy with where my stuff sits.

"Obviously Brad's was a bit different last year, he wanted to explore his free agency, so he ended up doing that. The pressure comes on and there's a lot of speculation about the future but that's just what we sign up for in this gig."

The 25-year-old started 2020 slowly but forced his way into the Crows side, going on to make 16 appearances, and he is in no rush to decide his future.

"I'm open, to be honest. At the moment I'm just going to see how things play out and how we start the season and I'll be pretty open with the footy club between me and them what we want to do," he added.

"I'm loving my time in the pre-season here and some of the youth we've got has brought a real energy so it's been really enjoyable. I'm enjoying being around the place at the moment and I'm concentrating on getting my hip right and getting ready to play again."

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