Adelaide assistant coach James Rahilly says finishing off the season strong is the team’s top priority and that begins with this weekend’s clash against Hawthorn.
The Crows’ Round 19 clash will be played against the Hawks at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night after the SA Government declared a state-wide seven-day lockdown on Tuesday.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Rahilly said players were focused on performing well against Hawthorn and for the remaining four rounds thereafter.
“The group has been fantastic,” Rahilly said.
“We obviously want a big focus on winning all our games.
“We also have a process of developing our players as well as we can and developing our game style as well.
“We will be putting a team out to win a game on the weekend and keep focusing on improving as a team each week.
“(The goal) is to get that connection with the group, keep improving the way we want to play,
“We want to continue to fight and be in every game that we play.”
Rahilly was proud of how quickly players and staff adapted to the changing circumstances and was grateful the competition was still pushing ahead.
“It was a bit of a whirlwind day yesterday but we are all here safe and sound,” Rahilly said.
“(In the) last couple of years we’ve gotten pretty used to being pretty agile and ready to go at any moment.
“It would’ve been great to play at Adelaide Oval in front of our members and fans… but the health and safety of the community is really important to us.”