New Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks has flagged a positional switch for 265-game veteran Bryce Gibbs.

Gibbs joined a handful of senior players, along with the club's second-to-fourth-year contingent, for their first pre-season training session at Football Park on Thursday.

After playing most of his career as a midfielder, Nicks believes Gibbs could play a valuable role across half-back.

"We've had that conversation about … what can we do to allow you to play that style of footy you need to play," Nicks said.

"Whether that was in and around the footy as much as we could get him in there, but he also knows that a half-back position is somewhere that may suit him where he's actually at with his game at the moment.

"He's a super player.

"It's a matter of us helping him in that space and where he can play his best footy.

"I have no doubt he will have a strong season for us."

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Nicks said the Club was getting close to appointing a new head of football, but wouldn't rush the decision.

He also didn't completely shoot down former captain Taylor Walker's left-field suggestion of becoming a winger in 2020.

"If he wants to play on the wing and he can prove to the group that he can play a role for the team that gets that wing role done, then he can play on the wing," Nicks said.

"There's certain things you have to do to play on a wing.

"You need to have speed, you need to have endurance.

"We've got a lot of good players that have those attributes.

"Don't be surprised if he pops out there every now and then if he can get it done."