NEW WEST Coast recruit Sam Petrevski-Seton hopes to create a few career highlights alongside Nic Naitanui over the coming years, but first he'll have to turn himself into a repeat-effort machine.

Petrevski-Seton, the No.6 pick from the 2016 NAB AFL Draft, struggled at Carlton last year playing an unfamiliar role in defence.

The 23-year-old was traded to West Coast last week for pick No.52, which in turn Carlton used to snare Western Bulldogs big man Lewis Young.

Petrevski-Seton's fitness has been questioned both during his 94-game AFL career and before he was even drafted.

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The 182cm speedster is desperate to land a midfield berth at West Coast, and he's willing to do the hard work to prove he has the fitness to thrive in there.

"Hopefully coming over here with a fresh start will allow me to play mid, and I think my fitness isn't really a worry," Petrevski-Seton said.

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"It's just more about that repeat efforts side of things. I'm OK covering the ground, it's just how can I get better improving my fitness with more shorter, sharper stuff.

"It comes down to the mindset and workrate to train it."

Sam Petrevski-Seton is tackled by Blake Acres in Carlton's clash with Fremantle in R16, 2021. Picture: Getty Images

One big attraction of landing a midfield berth at West Coast is roving to star ruckman Naitanui.

"Nic Nat's been an amazing ruckman," Petrevski-Seton said.

"For me to be able to rove to him is something to look forward to, and hopefully I get a few highlights out of it in my career."

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Petrevski-Seton said he never felt the pressure of being a high draft pick, and he's determined to live up to his potential at West Coast.

"My childhood dream was to get drafted. For them (Carlton) to rate me pretty highly at that age is probably why I'm in this position at the moment (in the AFL)," he said.

"It's something to look back on and be proud of, but then again it's just a number.

"For me, I rarely thought about the reason I'm a No.6 draft pick in that year. I'm just trying to play some games of footy and make those games count."

Petrevski-Seton, who hails from Halls Creek in Western Australia, said he was looking forward to catching up with family after going more than a year without seeing them.