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Lynch feels like a one-club player at the Crows


Adelaide forward Tom Lynch says he feels like a one-club player at the Crows after signing a three-year contract extension with the club.

Lynch was drafted to St Kilda with pick 13 in the 2008 National Draft, but after playing just six games for the Saints, made a move to the Crows at the end of the 2011 season.

The 27-year-old has now played 115 AFL games and despite rumours of uncertainty regarding his future, Lynch has agreed to remain at Adelaide until 2021.

“Even though I started my career elsewhere I certainly feel like a one-club player and it’s something I’m certainly proud of,” Lynch said on SEN Afternoons.

Despite reports of Adelaide’s pre-season training camp which left some players at the club unhappy, Lynch said he never wanted to up and leave the Crows.

“One thing I knew was I always wanted to, if I could, stay here,” he said.

“A lot of things go into the process when you’re out of contract and you’ve got to commit.

“Especially being from interstate as well, it’s a big decision ... and I've got three kids over here now too.

“It certainly was something I thought about but … I certainly stayed for the people at the footy club.”

The length of the contract was another key factor in keeping Lynch at the Crows.

“As a player you always want to feel valued,” Lynch said.

“You want to make sure what’s fair for the team and yourself.

“Money is not a motivating factor for me, it was all about wanting to know that I was going to be at this football club for a good period of time.”

Lynch has missed the past two games with a side strain, but is a chance to return for Adelaide’s clash with West Coast at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

Tom LYNCH Adelaide SEN Afternoons

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