Emerging Adelaide defender Josh Worrell has signed a two-year contract extension to remain with the Club until at least the end of 2025.

Part of the Crows’ exciting young core which is developing together, Worrell has impressed in his six AFL games since being drafted from Victoria with Pick No.28 in 2019.

The 22-year-old has overcome a pre-season hamstring injury to earn a senior recall after strong SANFL performances this month.

Adelaide General Manager List Management and Strategy Justin Reid said Worrell’s versatility made him an important part of the Club’s backline.

“At 195cm he is a good size and he has the athleticism to play as a key defender on a range of opponents, as well as provide valuable drive off half-back with his left foot,” Reid said.

“Josh has worked hard on his game since he was drafted and has shown when the opportunity presents, that he is more than capable of playing high-level AFL footy.

“We are very pleased he has recommitted to the Club and will continue the journey with us for the next two years.”

Worrell said the environment at the Club made it an easy decision for him to re-sign.

“I really enjoy working with all my teammates and coaches and believe we are heading in the right direction,” he said.

“I feel like I’ve been able to improve my game over the past few years and am now comfortable at AFL level so I’m looking forward to playing more games and having some success.”