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Seedsman strives for consistency

Paul Seedsman Presser December 18 Crows midfielder Paul Seedsman speaks to media on day two of the team's 2019 pre-season camp.
I only missed three games last year and it would be great to play all of them next season
Paul Seedsman

Adelaide winger Paul Seedsman will strive for continued consistency in 2019 after playing a career-high 19 of 22 games last season.

The 26-year-old found continuity in 2018 and recorded career-best statistics all over the ground, including 13 goals, 390 disposals and 42 rebound 50s.

As the season came to an end, he penned a three-year contract extension, committing to Adelaide until at least the end of 2021.

Speaking to media on day two of the Crows’ three-day trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula on Tuesday, Seedsman said his goal was to play every game in 2019.

“I want to continue to play consistent football, I only missed three games last year and it would be great to play all of them next season so hopefully I can do that,” he said.

“I just want to perform for the team every week.”

He said the on-track performances this pre-season were noticeably different to those of last season.

“We’ve had a great block pre-Christmas and some great numbers on the track – compared to last year I wouldn’t be surprised if the numbers had almost doubled and there’s not many guys in rehab,” he said.

“This trip has been a great opportunity to spend some time together, like this morning playing some volleyball and cricket and it’s great for the young boys to get to know everyone.

“I missed the ball every time today in Cricket though and the boys certainly let me know.”

Coming off a paintball battle at Kuitpo forest on Monday afternoon, the competitive Crow made it known that his team came out on top.

“Team One won paintball… I was on that team. Sloaney, Curly [Ellis-Yolmen] and some of the new boys including Chayce [Jones] were on that team too, there was about ten of us,” he said.

“I think everyone got through unscathed… after a while the bullets start to hurt a bit more but it’s good fun.”

Before the players start their Christmas break, Crows Members and fans will have the opportunity to watch the squad complete their final session at an open training on Wednesday morning.

“We’ve got an open training session at South Adelaide’s Oval so hopefully we get a few fans down there to watch us train,” he said.