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Sarah Black, AFL Media  March 15, 2017 5:07 PM

Josh Jenkins Presser March 15 Crows forward Josh Jenkins speaks to the media ahead of the start of the Crows 2017 campaign.
I take plenty of confidence into the season knowing my body's in great shape.

Josh Jenkins has recaptured complete confidence in his body and says he's "fit and firing" heading into Round One.

Jenkins kicked a career-best 62 goals last year and played all 24 games for the Crows despite battling an ankle complaint in the latter part of the year.

The 28-year-old had a clean-up operation late last year and said he was raring to go on the eve of the premiership season.

"I finished last year pretty sore, as most guys did, and got that taken care of,” Jenkins said.

"That's AFL footy, you get those from time to time, but nevertheless it had slowed me down a fair bit.

"It's just good be running out playing games 100 per cent fit and feeling good. I take plenty of confidence into the season knowing my body's in great shape."

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Jenkins kicked nine goals in his two JLT Community Series matches, but attributed his good form to his fellow forwards.

"We're quite fortunate with our group we can play some quite powerful football," Jenkins said.

"The six forwards and the guys that rotate through there, we've got some really good cohesion and we all benefit from each other."

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Even without the captain, Adelaide’s forward combination including Tom Lynch, Eddie Betts and Jenkins is one set to cause opposition headaches all year.

"At any one time, barring disaster, there's still going to be three or four of those guys – throw Mitch McGovern and Charlie (Cameron) in there as well – anyone who comes down there knows the expectations of the playing group," he said.

"There'll be plenty of guys (midfielders) who come through there and we think with the group we've got down there we can always make it work."