MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 21: Bryce Gibbs of the Blues celebrates the win with fans during the round 22 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 21, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Carlton release statement on Bryce Gibbs

Carlton has released a statement on Bryce Gibbs’ future, following revelations he intends to return home to play for the Adelaide Crows.

Adelaide list manager Justin Reid confirmed to AFL Trade radio on MOnday that Gibbs has informed both Carlton and Adelaide of his desire to return home to South Australia if a trade can be orchestrated between the two clubs.

See the Blues’ full statement below:

“Carlton Football Club can confirm Bryce Gibbs has expressed his desire to return to his home state of South Australia.

“Whilst the Club acknowledges the personal reasons behind Bryce’s request, he is a contracted player and we intend to work through those matters with both him and his management,” Head of Football Andrew McKay said. 

The Club will make no further comment at this stage.”