MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 20: Jared Polec of the Kangaroos poses during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL media opportunity at Arden Street Ground on November 20, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

North Melbourne recruit Jared Polec is expecting to come under heavy scrutiny following his off-season move from Port Adelaide.

The 26-year-old signed a multi-million-dollar contract with the Kangaroos as the club looked to add outside runners to complement their numerous inside midfielders.

“I’ll probably get heavily scrutinised on my performances, but all you can do is put your best foot forward and put the runs on the board,” Polec told SEN.

The left-footed speedster is preparing to take on a position much like to the one he had in South Australia.

“I think I’ll be playing quite a similar role to what I was playing at Port Adelaide,” He said.

“Speaking to Brad Scott, he’s pretty open for me to play on the wing and help back in defence and move the ball forward.”

The former number five pick, who has played 106 games in his career for Brisbane and Port Adelaide, is looking forward to his time in Victoria and is excited about North’s future.

“I like how much they’re wanting to improve their offensive side of the game,” he said to SEN’s Time On.

“There’s still a lot of development in the side and I think North fans should be excited.”