GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30: Steven May of the Demons warms up during the round two AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Melbourne Demons at GMHBA Stadium on March 30, 2019 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has clipped new recruit Steven May for turning up to pre-season training out of shape.

May has since worked his way back to match fitness and debuted for the club last weekend in round two, although Goodwin has made sure it’s clear the Dees can’t see May in that shape again.

“He certainly won’t be coming back to pre-season in that nick again, that’s for sure,” Goodwin told SEN’s Crunch Time.

“I certainly wasn’t let down, I always felt like we had work to do with Steven. He walked in and knew he had work to do based on the standards we had as a footy club,” he said.

“He’s worked incredibly hard from that point onward to actually get himself into some really good shape.

“I’m probably disappointed for him because he put the work in and he’s now got these niggles to go with it so he’ll get his rewards if he keeps working hard and stays in good shape.”

May injured his groin against the Cats in his Melbourne debut, and will now be sidelined for the next two weeks.