Forward Shane McAdam will make his debut for Melbourne on Sunday afternoon against the Eagles in Perth.

McAdam arrived at Casey Fields during last year's trade period in October, where the 28-year-old moved from Adelaide in exchange for a future second-round pick.

The former Crow has had a disrupted pre-season and start to the season after dealing with calf injuries either side of the Christmas break and a hamstring injury in early March which set him back for a month.

The 28-year-old has played 50 senior-level matches and kicked 72 goals, playing as a third tall up forward.

Coach Simon Goodwin said he's "excited" by what McAdam will produce for the red and blue.

"Shane McAdam will definitely debut for the club," Goodwin told club media.

"He's put in a power of work...he's incredibly excited to be in the team.

"It's great to get him healthy and get him out there for us."

McAdam was first drafted as a mature-aged pre-draft access selection by Carlton, though did not feature in the navy blue before joining Adelaide in 2018, where he made his AFL senior debut in 2020.

The forward has plenty to offer the Demon forward line with his aerial presence, pace and pressure.

McAdam will replace young tall Jacob van Rooyen for Sunday's clash as he was ruled out with concussion.

Melbourne will travel West to take on the Eagles at Optus Stadium, with the ball to be bounced at 6:20 pm (AEST).