ADELAIDE winger Paul Seedsman is itching to make up for lost time and prove he deserves another contract at the Crows.
Free of the groin and hamstring injuries that have disrupted his past two seasons, the 26-year-old is keen to cement his place in the side and help the Crows avenge last year's Grand Final defeat.
Seedsman has played 20 of a possible 49 games since joining the Crows on a three-year deal from Collingwood at the end of 2015.
"Your football's going to get you another contract," Seedsman told AFL.com.au.
"You try not to think about it too much, it's there, you're 26, you're out of contract at the end of the year, but I'm more looking at what's going into the process of week to week.
"It sounds very clichéd, but I'm just setting goals and making sure I'm in the right headspace and performing and just trusting myself."
Seedsman is best known for winning the Anzac Medal in 2015 when he carved up Essendon at the MCG with 31 disposals.
However, his body has let him down at crucial stages in his career and he knows he needs a big season to remain at the Crows.
"I've absolutely loved my time here, going into my third year, even though I've had those injuries," he said.
"Away from football, with the friends I've made over here, the boys around the club, it's just a really well-run football club.
"I'm out of contract at the end of this year, but I'd love to stay around."
Seedsman's troublesome groins were so bad he could barely jog a lap this time last year.
His hips were twisted, which caused the adductor muscles and groins to be out of sync.
"It was pretty frustrating because we didn’t have an answer and didn't know when it was going to come good," he said.
"We had to try different things.
"Hopefully I look back at the end of my career and see it as a bit of a turning point and one my body needed because I feel a lot better for it."
Seedsman played his first game of the season in round 19, was dropped, then came back in round 23 where he had 25 possessions against West Coast to hold his spot for the finals series.
The early signs of where he is at are positive.
He had 17 disposals in his side's 10-point win against Fremantle in last Sunday's JLT Community Series game at Strathalbyn, playing wing, with a little bit of time across half-forward, while he's also capable of playing across half-back.
The ultimate goal is to get back to the MCG on the last Saturday in September to make amends for the Grand Final defeat to Richmond.
"Everyone was hurting," Seedsman said.
"I'd say it has brought us even closer because we now know what that feels like.
"We can never change the result, but going forward, everyone's looking forward to getting back there and have another chance of winning it."