CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Stephen Coniglio of the GWS 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)

The 2021 season is fast approaching, with all 18 clubs already underway with their pre-season programs, and fans will be keeping an eye out on who is taking major steps to start their next campaign.

With the 2020 season throwing in plenty of twists and turns to players league-wide, there are set to be some big names looking to put last season in the past and bounce back to their very best for the next 12 months and beyond.

We've selected the 10 players who need to rekindle their best this season and could be primed to prove their doubters wrong.


1. Josh Bruce

A let down for the Doggies' 2020 campaign, the former Saints spearhead was brought to the kennel to complement Aaron Naughton and with his partner's absence due to injury, the pressure was mounted onto Bruce's shoulders.

Bruce booted 14 goals from his 17 matches for the Bulldogs, going goalless in nine of those games and only managing multiple majors on two occasions.

With Naughton hopefully undergoing an uninterrupted pre-season and the arrival of No.1 pick Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, Bruce could be set to thrive in Luke Beveridge's new three-piece attack.