FRINGE Adelaide midfielder Cam Ellis-Yolmen will weigh up his options before deciding whether to request a trade for the chance to play more senior football.

The 23-year-old is contracted until the end of 2017 and has been told he is a required player, but only managed two senior games for the Crows this year despite Patrick Dangerfield's departure to Geelong.

Ellis-Yolmen is in his fifth season with the Crows and was a standout in their SANFL side this year.

"Cam just wants an opportunity to play AFL," Ellis-Yolmen's manager Ben Williams told The Advertiser.

"He loves the Crows and thinks he can play an important role for them going forward, but he is a bit frustrated by his lack of game time.

"That's what he has to consider so he'll assess all his options, see what the Crows want to do with their midfield and see how the trade period plays out."

Selected with the 64th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Ellis-Yolmen had to wait until 2014 to make his debut.

His most productive season was last year when he played 11 games, averaging 16 possessions and 4.8 tackles.

This year, Ellis-Yolmen played in Adelaide's round 20 win against the Brisbane Lions and their round 23 loss to West Coast, kicking two goals in each game.

Veteran midfielder Scott Thompson is likely to sign a one-year extension with the Crows next week.

They are also keen to retain out-of-contract midfielder Jarryd Lyons.

The Crows could be active during the trade period in a bid to bolster their midfield and have been linked to several big names to assist Rory Sloane.

But the club champion insists the likes of Ellis-Yolmen, Rory Atkins (aged 22), Lyons (24) and Matt (21) and Brad Crouch (22) can continue to improve.

"I think there's easily enough depth," Sloane said.

"Media creates a bit of pressure from games throughout the year, unfortunately we got our colours lowered against Sydney (in the semi-final) as a midfield group on the weekend and that's where all this stems from.

"When we all chip in and play our role as a group, you see some of our best wins during the year.

"We certainly got the guys there, it's about making sure we're consistent as a whole group and a whole team."

Matt Crouch – who finished seventh – was the only other midfielder besides Sloane in the top 10 in the club's best and fairest count on Friday night.