Adelaide veteran Taylor Walker says his side will be abiding by restrictions and preparing as best it can for the Crows’ rescheduled clash this weekend. 

The Crows were due to play the Western Bulldogs in Ballarat on Sunday but are now set to take on Hawthorn at Adelaide Oval at 5:40pm Saturday night - pending approval from the SA government.

Adelaide is unable to take to the track under South Australia’s current Covid-19 restrictions, but Walker said the team wasn’t complaining. 

“It’s quite a difficult time for everyone in Australia at the moment, it’s very challenging,” he told Triple M’s Roo & Ditts. 

“For our line of work, we can’t actually train at the moment but we can gather to have meetings with restrictions around that this morning.

"We still will prepare like we’ll play Saturday"


“We’ll go into the Club about 11 o’clock and have some meetings with restrictions and probably find out a little bit more once we get in there.

“We still will prepare like we’ll play Saturday, because you don’t want to not prepare and then you get to Saturday and you’re like, ‘Oh, we’ve got a game’.”

Walker said the Crows’ main focus ahead of the weekend would be recovering from a “frustrating” 42-point loss to West Coast in Round 18. 

“(The loss was) quite frustrating for our boys. West Coast is a quality side and for us to get better and play consistent footy we need to address a few areas,” he said. 

“Not letting teams have a roll-on and kick a few consecutive goals time after time is our challenge as a young group and we’ll review that this morning.

“Hopefully over the next five weeks we can resurrect that and play some really consistent footy.”