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.

2. Rory Sloane

It was a disappointing season for the Crows and their star midfielder, with Sloane entering 2020 as the club's stand-alone captain for the first time in his career, with Adelaide failing to register their first win of the season until Round 15.

Injuries played their part in what was a backwards step for the onballer, but with a younger group now surrounding him and a void left by Brad Crouch in the Crows' engine room, Sloane is poised for a return to his best.