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Club statement: team selection

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 10: Brad Crouch of the Crows in action during the Adelaide Crows training session at AAMI Stadium in Adelaide on February 10, 2016. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Brad Crouch will return in the SANFL trial on Saturday

Midfielders Brad Crouch and Rory Atkins will play in Adelaide's State League team on Saturday.

Both players have been excluded from AFL selection this week after failing to meet the elite standards required in regards to their preparation.

Crows Senior Coach Don Pyke said the decision followed a recommendation from the Senior Leadership Group.

"Our players have established a trademark and standards which govern their behaviour both on and off the field,” Pyke said.

“In this instance, Brad and Rory did not meet those standards when the playing group had a break from training over the weekend.”

The Crows play Gold Coast in their final NAB Challenge match on Friday night.