Crows To Keep McGovern If Adequate Offer Not Received

Coach Don Pyke explains.

Crows To Keep McGovern If Adequate Offer Not Received AAP

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says he's willing to keep want-away forward Mitch McGovern against his wishes if an adequate trade offer isn't received.

McGovern has told Pyke he wants to leave the Crows after serving just one season of a three-year contract.

"We will try to get the best we can for Mitch and if we can't get a good enough deal, then he will remain an Adelaide player next year," Pyke told Triple M radio on Friday.

Pyke refused to go into McGovern's specific reasons for seeking a trade.

"When Mitch came and saw me earlier in the week, from where he's coming from, the decision he has made where he feels it's not the best place for him to play his footy," he said.

"There's a number of reasons and factors, and I won't go into detail, that I spoke to about with Mitch. Some of those are historical, some of those are environmental.

"That's it, it's his personal view ... and clearly if we can't get a deal done we'll have to work through some of those issues to make sure he's able to perform the way we know he's capable of."

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