CARLTON midfielder Bryce Gibbs says his best is yet to come, believing he still has great scope for improvement.

Gibbs, who will play his 150th game when the Blues take on the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, says he has been more consistent this season than in his previous couple of years.

"I still think I've got a lot of improvement left in me," he told reporters at Visy Park on Monday morning.

"It's been good this year, I've had another few different roles under Mick (Malthouse) and his coaching staff.

"I think the best is still to come. Hopefully I can keep going and keep improving, which I know I can."

The 24-year-old said his coaches had given him positive feedback about his efforts to play a utility role this season.

"They’ve thought I've done that really well," he said.

Gibbs accepts this is not a view shared by all observers outside the club.

"Everyone gets put under the microscope in the AFL these days.

"Look, a lot of things are going to be said – good, bad and indifferent – but a lot of things that go unnoticed in the public eye … get rewarded in the team environment.

"So that doesn’t really bother me too much, what's said about me. I'm enjoying my footy at the moment."

However, Gibbs isn't enjoying it as much as he would like from a team perspective.

The Blues' loss to Fremantle at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night sees them ninth on the ladder and two games outside the top eight.

The potential to finish ninth and still make the finals – a possibility given Essendon could lose premiership points as a result of the AFL-ASADA investigation – is not a prospect that occupies Gibbs' thoughts.

He is simply focused on winning each of the last four games – against the Western Bulldogs, Richmond, Hawthorn and eighth-placed Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium.

Gibbs also backed out-of-sorts, and soon-to-be out-of-contract, small forward Eddie Betts to return to form after a lean patch.

He said that although the results mightn't show it, the Blues had improved immensely and made massive inroads in Malthouse's first season at the helm.

As for his own personal milestone, Gibbs says time has flown.

"I still think I've got a lot of footy ahead of me. I'm only 24, so I hope so. The last seven years has gone pretty quick. I've had a lot of luck along the way injury-wise," he said.