The 2020 AFL season hasn’t gone precisely to plan for Brisbane Lions midfielder Cam Ellis-Yolmen however there’s nonetheless an opportunity to complete it on the excessive of a premiership.
In his first yr with Lions, the previous Adelaide Crow has solely performed eight matches due accidents and dips in type.
“I wished to return right here and have a very good season and play a lot of the video games, however stuff like that stopped me from taking part in as many video games as I wished to,” Ellis-Yolmen mentioned.
However having been in Brisbane’s 22 for his or her last two matches of the common season, Ellis-Yolmen is determined to retain his spot regardless of the understanding that the fit-again Jarrod Berry will return from a shoulder harm for the Lions’ qualifying last towards Richmond on Friday week on the Gabba.
“I hope I can keep within the staff and play within the finals towards Richmond.” he mentioned.
“Having bee dropped and being injured, after which making an attempt to get myself again within the staff and performing one of the best as I can, that’s all I’ve targeted on.
“We’ve bought such good depth with our younger guys coming by that you must maintain in your sport and maintain acting at your high stage in any other case you do have guys knocking on the door prepared to return in.
“That helps us as a result of if we do have accidents we’ve bought guys who can step up and play properly.”
Ellis-Yolmen, 27, performed 39 matches for the Crows throughout six seasons earlier than being traded to Brisbane as an unrestricted free agent.
“It’s been actually totally different right here, and if I might have stayed in Adelaide my entire yr would have been utterly totally different,” he mentioned.
“I might have been travelling much more however I used to be comfortable to make the transfer. I’m comfortable to be in Brisbane … I bought fortunate.”
The fortune consists of taking part in for a premiership-contending staff reasonably than a Crows facet that completed with the picket spoon.
“I haven’t actually cared about them an excessive amount of, however I’ve nonetheless bought mates in Adelaide in that staff,” he mentioned.
“I knew they have been going to have a number of years of rebuilding, and that they have been going to be taking part in lots of younger boys.
“They bought a number of wins, so it was good to see them not going by the season with out a win.”
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