MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Bryce Gibbs of the Crows looks dejected after a loss during the 2018 AFL round 01 match between the Essendon Bombers and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on March 23, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Former AFL great Terry Wallace has declared that Port Adelaide should make a play for out-of-favour Crow Bryce Gibbs.

The 30-year old was dropped for the third time this season ahead of Adelaide’s clash with GWS on Saturday night at Adelaide Oval.

Wallace believes Gibbs would add depth to the Power’s depleted midfield, with Ollie Wines (ankle), Brad Ebert (concussion) and Tom Rockliff (hamstring) all currently sidelined.

“Why wouldn’t you look at something like that if it’s not going to cost you much? They’re almost saying: ‘We’re throwing him out the door,’ Wallace told The Match Committee.

“If you’re Port Adelaide, you’ve brought in some good young players over the last 12 months, if he’s not costing you anything, why wouldn’t you add him to your depth?

“When you think about Port Adelaide at the moment, they haven’t had Ollie Wines, they haven’t had (Brad) Ebert for portions, (Tom) Rockliff has been missing, he would fit in beautifully into that mix.

“Having gone back home, you probably don’t want to uproot and do that all again. I think he would fit perfectly.”

Gibbs was traded from Carlton at the end of the 2017 season in exchange for two first-round picks and is contracted until the end of 2021.