HOBART, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Max Gawn of the Demons in action during the AFL 2018 JLT Community Series match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Melbourne Demons at Kingborough Oval on February 24, 2018 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Melbourne skipper Max Gawn is set to face the Adelaide Crows this week after scans cleared him of any soft tissue injuries.

It comes after the club’s woeful 51-point loss to the Power – a performance Gawn said he is keen to make amends for in their must-win clash against the Crows tomorrow night.

The star ruckman confirmed that he would take his place in the side this week.

“I’m OK. I’m no more battered and bruised than I am during the year (normally),” Gawn told RSN radio.

“We just checked a few things and I will train today and get on the plane and play the Crows.

“There is that added (responsibility) from the captain to potentially go out there and perform.

“But also, if I genuinely did have something wrong with my body, I am smart enough to know that my body is bigger than one game … but my scans were relatively good this week, so it’s all systems go at this stage.”

Melbourne president Glenn Bartlett labelled Thursday nights performance as “insipid” and “disgraceful”.

“When you pull on a Melbourne Jumper, we don’t give them out in Weeties packets,” Bartlett told the Herald Sun’s Jon Ralph.

“It wasn’t Melbourne-like and it won’t be tolerated going forward.”

Bartlett continued to say how the Demons players “trashed” and “disrespected” the Melbourne jumper.

“We have got to cop that criticism and move forward… I know Glenn well, and he is just passionate. He was very disappointed with the result and that’s fair enough,” Gawn said on RSN.

Gawn also told RSN that the president had every right to place his attack on the players, saying “the anger and edge” also comes from how the players felt after the game.

The Demons face the winless Crows at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday at 8.10pm AEST.