Crows hunt for AFL midfielders: Ricciuto

Crows hunt for AFL midfielders: Ricciuto

Adelaide powerbroker Mark Ricciuto has signalled the club is hunting for more midfielders after being knocked out of the AFL finals.

Ricciuto, a board member and chairman of the Crows’ list management committee, says Adelaide’s playing list is “pretty good” but needs improving.

“If they can find another mid through the draft or trade or whatever, then that can only be a good thing,” Ricciuto told Triple M radio on Monday.

“We have got a pretty good list now but it needs to get better to win flags.”

With veteran midfielder Scott Thompson uncertain to be offered a contract for next season, Ricciuto said “other blokes need to stand up”.

“Brad Crouch needs to have a good off-season, Matt Crouch needs to continue (developing),” he said.

“Young Harrison Wigg is coming along quite nicely, young (Wayne) Milera is going to improve next year, Riley Knight will improve next year.”

Ricciuto called for a cool-headed review into Adelaide’s finals campaign after being eliminated by Sydney in a semi-final – the second consecutive year the Crows have fallen at that stage.

“Emotion takes over for a couple of days,” he said.

“But you have just got to have a good review and work out where you need to improve and how you can improve and then go and do it.

“After you get knocked out, things start getting bandied around a bit more – a lot of clubs don’t talk about your players while you are playing out of respect, but there is always movement at clubs.

“Some players will move for opportunities, some will move because you want them to move, and then some will just get better from getting a little bit older. It’s always an interesting off-season.”

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