CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Tom Doedee of the Crows during the 2019 JLT Community Series AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Adelaide Crows at UNSW Canberra Oval on March 08, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

Luckless Crows defender Tom Doedee is considered to be the next captain of the Adelaide Football Club, should he remain their once his current deal expires.

The 24-year-old has had an injury riddled few years at West Lakes mixed with some stellar showings, and is now entering the final year of his contract at the Crows.

Speaking to AFL.com.au the defender has said he has no intention of going anywhere and hopes to ink a new deal with Adelaide.

“I want to be at Adelaide, it’s as simple as that. It’s just a case of figuring out all the details and that’s between management and the Crows,” he said.

“We’ll get there, but there’s no desire to move. We’ll figure it out once it comes to it.”

Doedee has had an injury plagued last two seasons and is desperate to repay the faith shown in him by the Crows as they look to rebuild the club’s list.

He injured his ACL in 2019 before suffering a serious hamstring injury that ended his 2020 prematurely.

Doedee has had a modified pre-season program to ensure he is right to go for the 2021 season ahead and believes he will be right to go for the Crows first practice game.

“It’s feeling pretty well 100 per cent. It’s more just cautionary stuff at this stage so they’re taking me out of a few of the conditioning and shorter sharper stuff that the hammy might not like, and a couple of little things popping up here and there,” he said.

“But overall I’m doing all of the footy drills and main stuff, it’s more just the little wrinkles here or there. But in terms of gym, contest work, cross-training, running and everything, it’s pretty well all systems go.

“Considering the injury history I’ve had the last couple of years it’s been about looking after me now so I don’t have to worry about it during the season.”

Doedee said he would be ready to lead the side as skipper when Rory Sloane’s time is over, saying he has had prior leadership experience that would help him in the role.

“Leadership has been a huge part of my life since I can remember really, going back to basketball teams in under-10s and under-12s and I felt leadership was something I naturally gravitated towards,” he said.

“There’s obviously going to be external chatting but the biggest thing with me being 24, and the senior boys we’ve got around, is to continuing to learn and continue to develop personally as a leader and then we’ll see where it goes from there if it leads to anything bigger.

“I’m content at the moment just trying to do my best as a leader for this group but then also learning from those boys because they’re pretty influential and well versed in the role.”