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Adelaide’s prized recruit Bryce Gibbs will play all preseason matches to hasten his assimilation into his new AFL club.
Gibbs, who departed Carlton at the end of last season, will debut for the Crows in Sunday’s preseason game against Fremantle in Strathalbyn in South Australia.
“It’s important for Bryce coming across to a slightly different style of play to get him used to playing with some of the guys,” Adelaide coach Don Pyke told reporters on Thursday.
The 231-gamer will also front for the Crows in their last preseason game, against Port Adelaide on March 10.
“He has hardly missed a beat through preseason … he has pretty much done the full training and he’s been really impressive,” Pyke said.
“There’s minor variations, I think, between the teams and how they play, probably the difference in language and terminology and some of the focus areas we have as compared to Carlton.
“But it’s probably more for him building the chemistry and the link with the other players.
“We have got some guys who have played a fair bit of footy together and he hasn’t, so the more opportunities he gets to play with guys that he’s going to be playing with come the home-and-away (season), the better.”
Injury-prone midfielders Hugh Greenwood and Brad Crouch won’t play on Sunday as they get managed through the preseason.
Utility Riley Knight (ankle) and Jordan Galluci (foot) will also be sidelined along with captain Taylor Walker, who will miss both preseason games with a foot injury.
Pyke said Walker has resumed running and remained on track to play in Adelaide’s premiership season opener on March 23.
B: K.Cheney 25, D.Talia 12, J.Kelly 8
HB: R.Laird 29, T.Doedee 39, B.Gibbs 6
C: D.Mackay 14, M.Crouch 5, P.Seedsman 11
HF: T.Lynch 27, M.McGovern 41, M.Signorello 35
F: A.Otten 22, J.Jenkins 4, L.Murphy 44
Foll: S.Jacobs 24, C.Hampton 17, M.Poholke 10
I/C: L.Brown 16, S.Gibson 20, R.O’Brien 43, P.Hunter 37, H.Dear 38, A.Keath 42, C.Ellis-Yolmen 28, R.Atkins 21
Emergencies: P.Wilson 31, E.Himmelberg 34, B.Davis 40, D.Fogarty 32
Notable absentees: Taylor Walker, Brodie Smith, Brad Crouch, Riley Knight
B: L.Ryan 38, M.Johnson 37, A.Pearce 25
HB: D.Tucker 18, N.Wilson 14, D.Pearce 6
C: B.Hill 9, D.Mundy 16, C.Sutcliffe 33
F: L.Neale 27, M.Walters 10, M.Taberner 20
HF: H.Ballantyne 1, C.McCarthy 23, B.Matera 3
Foll: A.Sandilands 31, C.Blakely 19, N.Fyfe 7
I/C: B.Banfield 41, B.Cox 36, E.Langdon 26, L.Meek 30, A.Brayshaw 8, S.Giro 42, B.Grey 28, T.Sheridan 11
Emergencies: S.Kersten 22, L.Spurr 34, A.Cerra 5, G.Logue 2
Notable absentees: Sean Darcy, Harley Bennell, Ethan Hughes, Joel Hamling, Stephen Hill