ADELAIDE expects stars Rory Sloane, Richard Douglas, Brad Crouch and Brodie Smith to all be fit for the club's clash against Carlton at the MCG on Saturday.
The Crows held their main training session for the week on Wednesday at Adelaide Oval, and while all four made it through, Ricky Henderson (back) was a no-show.
A fractured cheekbone has sidelined Sloane since round six, while Douglas (foot) hasn't played since round five.
Crouch hasn't managed a single game this year thanks to a broken foot, while Smith has missed the last two weeks with concussion.
Defender Kyle Cheney said the prospect of the quality quartet returning to the senior line-up would be a boost to morale ahead of the match with the bottom-placed Blues.
"'Sloaney' trained pretty well this morning, got through the main session, we had Sloane, Douglas, Smith and Crouch all get through the main session," Cheney said.
"[They're all] available for selection which is good.
"The inclusion of those three players I mentioned earlier will only bring strength … whether they get the nod for senior selection or whether they have to come through the SANFL I'm not sure yet, but it'll bring a lot more depth.
"When we've got depth available for selection, it brings confidence to the group."
Carlton might well be at one of its lowest points in recent memory, but Cheney said the club's record against the Adelaide demanded the Crows treat the Blues with respect.
Carlton has won four of its last five matches against Adelaide, including the past two, both at the MCG.
Regardless of the club's current predicament, Cheney said the Crows would be ready for a fierce encounter.
"We're looking forward to the contest, we've got one more game before we get to the bye and I think Carlton have got us four of the last five games," he said.
"We'll treat that the way it is and come out firing, ready for a tough contest.
"They've matched up against us pretty well so we're coming in treating it like a full-on game."