PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 14: Nic Naitanui undertakes running drills during a West Coast Eagles AFL training session at Domain Stadium on August 14, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

We’ve put a player from every club under the microscope that need to put in a big pre-season.

Whether it’s a young player that needs to break out or put on some size, a veteran that needs to rediscover a spark or a star returning form injury, the following names need a big summer.

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Adelaide

Taylor Walker

Following a tumultuous period in Adelaide, the Crows have overhauled their football operations, with new senior coach Matthew Nicks at the helm and Tex Walker stepping down as captain. Walker has endured a tough period since Adelaide’s 2017 Grand Final loss, and will need a strong pre-season if he hopes to regain his form.

With Darcy Fogarty emerging at the club, Walker should utilise the pre-season to move into more of a supportive role. The key forward has already reportedly shed four kilos and is eyeing a move onto the wing, following in the footsteps of former Tiger Matthew Richardson.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 11: Taylor Walker of the Crows celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2019 AFL round 21 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Adelaide Crows at Optus Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
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