Kane Cornes criticises Carlton Blues recruit Adam Cerra, efficiency, statistics

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AFL nice Kane Cornes has slammed the type of prized Blues recruit Adam Cerra, saying the younger midfielder has been a “disappointing” signing for the membership.

Cerra joined the Blues from the Dockers forward of the 2022 season after establishing himself as a dangerous power across the contest and inside 50.

Carlton made an enormous sacrifice to land the previous No.5 draft decide on a four-year deal, exchanging decide six in final yr’s draft and a future third-round choice.

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Nevertheless, after 17 appearances within the navy blue, Cornes mentioned Cerra had did not dwell as much as the hype round his commerce.

“In the event you do signal [a player to] an enormous contract, you need greater than this,” Cornes mentioned on Footy Categorised.

“I believe he has been a disappointing signing to date.”

Injected into Carlton’s midfield to help superstars Sam Walsh and Patrick Cripps, Cornes was significantly crucial of Cerra’s efficiency in the course of the Blues’ 33-point loss to the Lions on Sunday.

“When (George) Hewett and (Matthew) Kennedy are out, you have to step up and you have to alleviate among the strain on Walsh and Cripps,” he mentioned.

With 22 disposals and 5 tackles in opposition to Brisbane, Cornes described Cerra’s stats as “not befitting of an A-grade participant”.

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Footy Categorised host Craig Hutchison mentioned Cerra’s hefty pay slip foreshadowed salary-cap points for Carlton.

“They do not pay their top-four (gamers) as a lot because the Giants do, however I reckon they pay their prime eight as a lot as anybody within the comp,” Hutchison mentioned.

Cerra ranks sixth on Carlton’s listing for disposals per sport this season with 23, and fifth for contested possessions per match with eight.

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