HE HASN’T missed a game since moving to Adelaide, but Paul Seedsman isn't taking his spot in the Crows’ line-up for granted.
Seedsman has been a wonderful addition to Don Pyke’s arsenal after coming across from Collingwood in a trade at the end of last year.
The 24-year-old played 59 games with the Magpies in four seasons, with a career-best haul of 17 games in 2013.
Seedsman has played every game this season, but the Crows face a selection headache with Rory Laird and David Mackay available to return from injury to take on St Kilda at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
"There's plenty of blokes waiting in the wings,'' Seedsman said.
''Healthy competition is good, because it requires the players that get picked each week to maintain their form and play well, otherwise you're going to be back in the SANFL, because there's blokes knocking down the door.
''I've been able to play a fair bit across the wing this year and providing that outside balance and a bit of run, which is something I can base my game on.''
Seedsman is averaging 16.7 possessions, 4.5 marks and 4.1 tackles per game.
"I've got areas of improvement, being in the contest and tackling,'' he said on Tuesday.
''They are the areas I look to improve on and something that I am improving on, but I still have a way to go.
"It's a great club and I've loved my time here.''
The Crows have navigated a challenging schedule to sit in the top eight with a 6-4 record.
''Where we are at the moment, 6-4, is a pretty good spot,'' Seedsman said.
''At the beginning of the season you probably take it, but we've got plenty of tough games ahead.
''St Kilda this week is going to be another important game.''
Seedsman said the Crows had to address their fourth quarter fade-outs after allowing Greater Western Sydney a chance of getting back in the game last weekend.
''The first three quarters we played really well and we just went away from that,'' Seedsman said.
''We lost a few centre clearances and contested play early in the last quarter and we put the heat on ourselves.
''You let up for five minutes and you give any opposition a sniff.''