AFTER successfully completing training on Wednesday, Josh Jenkins is expected to boost Adelaide’s forward line against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday.
Jenkins has missed the past two games with a hip injury, but had been in solid touch up until round five, averaging just under two goals a game.
Fellow forward Tom Lynch said Jenkins had no trouble getting through training and the former Bomber’s inclusion would benefit both Sam Jacobs in the ruck as well as the club's forwards.
"Josh got through training no worries today and trained really well so if we could get him back this week it'd be huge for us in both areas (forward and ruck)," Lynch said.
"We certainly know what Josh can bring to the group, it helps with our structure but also his strength as well is something we'd love to get back into our side."
Big-bodied midfielder Cam Ellis-Yolmen also made it through training unscathed and is a chance for an immediate recall to the senior line up after a hamstring injury.
The Crows will need to shuffle their side around given the injuries to Matt Jaensch and Brodie Smith on either half-back flank.
Jaensch will miss a year after rupturing the ACL in his his left knee while Smith will be rested this week suffering concussion from the head clash with Nick Riewoldt.
Coach Phil Walsh flagged the move of David Mackay into defence to help cover the holes created, so the inclusion of another midfielder in the side is required.
Lynch also said the Crows would have to start quickly against the Giants to try and stop the Sydney side from gaining any early momentum on their home turf.
The League's youngest club has been in superb touch of late, beating Hawthorn in round six and making light work of Carlton last weekend.
The Crows are ranked just 10th in the AFL for first-term wins and Lynch was keen to come out firing at Spotless Stadium.
"It's something that as a playing group we're not too pleased about," he said.
"We haven't started well the last few weeks and we definitely can't play catch-up against this side. We know if we give them a good start, they're going to go on with it.
"It's important we really put it to them and not let them get their confidence (up)."