WITH hopes of getting through a pre-season unscathed for the first time in three years, Adelaide recruit Paul Seedsman expects to quickly lock himself into the club's best 22.

The 23-year-old crossed to West Lakes from Collingwood in October looking for a fresh start and improved opportunity.

After an indifferent 2015 season – although one that included the Anzac Day Medal for a brilliant 31-disposal performance – Seedsman said he was eyeing a role on Adelaide's wing.

"I want to break into that 22 and be a permanent fixture in the team," Seedsman said.

"We (Seedsman and coach Don Pyke) spoke about playing on the wing predominantly and then being able to push forward or back.

"It'll be my first full pre-season hopefully in three years, so to have that under the belt going into the year I'll be pretty confident in establishing myself.

"The way they played last year with all the adversity that went on, I think it showed great signs of the strength of this group and the culture that's at this group and it was just something that I was really keen to get involved in."

The Crows started the Monday morning session at 7.15am by splitting into two groups for a 2km time trial, won by Mitch Grigg and Jake Kelly respectively.

The playing group appeared lean and several ran personal best times, including skipper Taylor Walker, who has shed a few kilograms to better cope with the reduction of interchange rotations next season.

After a light skills session the players again lined up for a final 2km time trial.