First Nations utility Curtly Hampton has firmed in contention for a spot in the Crows midfield following the serious knee injury to Cam Ellis-Yolmen on Friday night.

The 23 year old has had an excellent pre season and his display on Friday night against Richmond only further confirmed that for the club.

Hampton (pictured)  says he’s worked hard at not over complicating things and the assistance he’s had from Crows  coaching staff and his teammates has been vital in his improved showing so far.