PREMIERSHIP contender Adelaide is driven to mark the first anniversary of Phil Walsh's death with a performance to make its former coach proud.
Along with pushing their claims for a top-four berth, the Crows will have the extra motivation of ''getting the job done'' for Walsh when they take on Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday week.
The July 3 fixture will be one year to the day since Walsh was found dead in his Adelaide home.
Crows midfielder Richard Douglas said Walsh remains in the thoughts of the entire playing squad.
"Every day we think about Walshy and we miss him, but for the playing group, we'll be pretty determined to pay tribute to him,'' Douglas said.
"We feel the best way to do that will be to get the job done, as he would say, against Melbourne.
"It'll be a special week for us and a time of reflection, but we're looking forward to Sunday and making him proud.''
The Crows displayed amazing resilience to reach the finals last year as players, officials and supporters rallied around each other following Walsh's death.
"I can't talk for anyone else, but it will be a tough sort of week,'' Douglas said.
"We'll deal with it, we'll stick together as a club and as a playing group as we did last year and we'll make sure we come out and play well.''
The Crows (9-4) will be aiming for their sixth straight win, but know they need to improve their accuracy in front of goal after kicking 12.28 in Thursday night's 33-point victory over North Melbourne at the Adelaide Oval.
Douglas – who kicked two goals and collected 19 possessions – said the Crows were doing their best to block out talk of challenging for the flag.
"That's always going to happen when you play good footy, but the beauty of our group is we're pretty level headed,'' Douglas said.
"We're hard on each other and we demand excellence, so we'll keep training well and look to improve.
"We've got lots of areas to work on from last night, so for us it's improving and taking our game to another level and see where it takes us.''
The game against the Demons is the first of two straight at the MCG for the Crows.
After going down to Hawthorn by three points at the venue in round five, the Crows are aiming to build confidence ahead of a return in the finals.
''We probably don't play there enough, we'd like to play there more,'' Douglas said.
''We'd like to start building a culture where we can win every time we go to the MCG.
''That's obviously where the big dance is played, so it's important every time we get there to put in a good show.
''We've got two games in a row at the 'G', which is pretty rare for us, so it'll be a great start if we can get the job done against Melbourne.''