David Mackay will hit the 200 game milestone for the Adelaide Crows when the Crows take on the Greater Western Sydney Giants in Round 21 action.
He has played 10 full senior seasons at Adelaide and has indicated that he would like to stay on.
He has been solid over the past five seasons, playing at least 19 games and feels that at the age of 30, he still has time to be a prime contributor.
He told afl.com, “I certainly feel like there’s more I want to contribute and achieve and I certainly have the drive to keep going and contribute where I can. We’re in discussions with the club at the moment, that’s probably something that will play out in the near future obviously.”
Mackay is off contract following this season. He has missed some time this season, but had a good run in the 45th Showdown between the Crows and the Power in Round 20.
He will be the 16th Adelaide player to make it to 200 games.
“It’s pretty special,” Mackay said.”I feel very privileged to be a part of this club and been a part of it for a long time and loved every minute of it.”
The game at Canberra Oval is a key one for the Crows. They are not ruled out of finals at this stage of the season, but they need to win out and have some of the other clubs provide assistance or stumble.
The Crows’ 2018 campaign has been cruelled by injury, but they might have Richard Douglas and Mitch McGovern back, but they will have to manage without Daniel Talia and Riley Knight.
The Giants are 15.5 underdogs ahead of the game Saturday night, which is not an insurmountable obstacle, given that they are playing in NWS and not the MCG, but as the season dwindles, so do the Crows’ hope of playing finals.