PATRICK Dangerfield says he still isn't giving his contract status much thought, choosing instead to focus his energies on restoring Adelaide to a finals team.
The 25-year-old is set to become the big-ticket item in this year's free agency crop when the season ends.
Dangerfield has been consistently linked to Geelong, given he grew up on the Victorian surf coast, while teammate Rory Sloane's future has also been the subject of speculation.
But Dangerfield remains uninterested in engaging in talk about his contract, and this week would rather concentrate on the Crows' clash with the unbeaten Fremantle on Saturday night.
"It's not something I've really thought about, to be honest," Dangerfield told Adelaide radio station 5AA on Tuesday.
"My focus each and every week has been on the upcoming opposition.
"'Sloaney's' the same, the other players who are out of contract are the same because we've spent plenty of time in the football wilderness, we haven't played finals for a few years and that's our goal, that's our aim.
"This week, the challenge doesn't get much bigger, it doesn't get any bigger in season 2015.
"We welcome it, and we're looking forward to it."
As for conquering the top-of-the-table Dockers, Dangerfield agreed with captain Taylor Walker that even the unbeaten have to fall at some stage.
"I think they're due to lose, and if we have a real even contribution from everyone, I think it's possible. Anything's possible," he said.
"We're back home on our home deck, in front of our fans, and we need them to turn up to support us because it makes just an enormous difference when we've got them behind us in games."
The Crows have been plagued by slow starts in recent weeks, and have won just three of eight first quarters this season.
Against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday, they conceded the game's first five goals to trail by 34 points at the 14-minute mark.
Dangerfield that was an area they would need to be better in against Ross Lyon's men, who have won seven out of eight first terms.
"It was our inability to get our hands on the ball in that first 10-minute period, and also once we did get it, rather than absorb the pressure that the opposition's applying on us, we'd sort of pass it on and retreat with our handball rather than look to kick forward," he said.
"We really need to rectify it and rectify it quickly.
"This week we play against a side who haven't lost at all, whose starts have been sensational all year.
"If there's ever a time to change it, we need to do it this week."