STARVED of opportunities at Port Adelaide, Adelaide recruit Billy Frampton believes he's primed to make an impact at the Power's crosstown rival.

Frampton met his new teammates on Wednesday for the first time since moving to the Crows on a three-year deal in the NAB AFL Trade Period.


The 200cm forward/ruck was used sparingly at Alberton, playing three senior games in his five seasons at the Power, with two of those this year.

Frampton showed his potential with three goals against Gold Coast in round nine, while he booted an accurate 34.18 from 14 SANFL games, including respective hauls of seven and six against Central Districts and the Crows.

"I've got the tools needed to be a regular AFL player, that's why I've been craving opportunity to show people that I can do that and that's why I made the move," Frampton said.

"My aerial work, my marking is my main threat and as a forward, I kick my goals.

"I'm a pretty good runner, pretty athletic and just try to compete as much as I can and be as aggressive as I can."

Frampton was behind key forward Charlie Dixon and swingman Dougal Howard at the Power, while Scott Lycett, Paddy Ryder and Peter Ladhams occupied the ruck.

It's a changing of the guard at the Crows, with the departures of experienced ruck Sam Jacobs (GWS) and forward Josh Jenkins (Geelong) opening the door for Frampton to play alongside emerging ruckman Reilly O'Brien.

"By no means do I think I'm just going to walk in and play from round one," Frampton said.

"It's all about my pre-season and I just know, if I put my best foot forward and train as hard as I can, that I'm going to be in a position to be able to play."

Frampton, who turns 23 next Wednesday, is in line to be just the sixth player to play for both the Crows and Power.

With the first Showdown of the season scheduled for round two, Frampton knows he might cop a frosty reception from the Power faithful.

"Even if it's the Crows or somewhere else, you're going to get booed, so it's nothing you can pay too much mind to," he said.

"I look forward to it if it's going to happen."

Frampton said he would be working hard to rein in his aggression after getting suspended several times in the SANFL.

He's already got one familiar face at the Crows, having worked alongside new senior coach Matthew Nicks for four years at the Power.

"He's a ripping fella and very relationship-driven," Frampton said.

"He knows how I play and how I operate as a person so I think it will be beneficial."

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