Emerging forward Darcy Fogarty says re-signing with the Crows was the “clear, obvious choice”.

Fogarty, 21, joined Murphy, 22, in putting pen to paper on Thursday, in deals that will keep them at the Club until at least 2023.

The Lucindale product said he was always keen to remain at West Lakes.

“It (re-signing) was very easy,” Fogarty said.

“I didn’t really have a thought of looking somewhere else.

“The way the Club is building here, it was a pretty clear, obvious choice.

“The way the Club is building here, it was a pretty clear, obvious choice.

“Hopefully some good footy can follow from it and we can get going from here.

“I think I’m building but hopefully just consistency and a little bit more form can come up and I can keep building.”

Fogarty was selected with Pick No.12 in the 2017 AFL National Draft and made his debut in Round One the following season.

He has since played 33 matches for Adelaide in the past four years and has booted 39 goals.

Fogarty has been working on becoming a hybrid forward/midfielder and said he was happy to play anywhere the coach needed him.


“I’m loving being up forward, the way the mids are moving it now it’s really good,” Fogarty said.

“I like playing in the mid and it’s good to get around the ball.

“But up in the forward line with Tex and Riley (Thilthorpe) and Shane (McAdam) and Rowey now … to be building connections with them, gelling together, it’s good.”

Fogarty described this weekend’s clash with St Kilda in Cairns as “massive” and said players were looking to return to the winners’ list.

“We’ve been playing quite well for the last couple of weeks, we just need to keep stringing games together and hopefully the results will come,” Fogarty said.

“We are going up with the focus of playing consistent footy and that will be the key for us to start the game and finish the game well.

“We really want to win them all and I think we showed against Melbourne that we can match it with most teams if we play our brand of footy.”

Adelaide takes on St Kilda in Cairns on Saturday, June 12 at 6.55pm ACST (7.25pm AEST).