Marcus Adams admits he feels liable for no longer contributing in Brisbane as he enters his sixth AFL season with out ever taking part in further than 11 video games in a single campaign.
Plagued by foot and knee injuries for the length of his time at the Lions and Western Bulldogs prior to that, Adams is off contract beyond this season but is one map or the opposite match as he eyes a technique support into Chris Fagan’s first-replace backline.
He played honest once final season and 10 video games in 2019, final year’s COVID-19 protocols confining him to a runt rehab team whereas his teammates purchased within a game of the substantial final.
“I used to be getting in unhappy health of it; I have been working laps for two years so I used to be rather fed up with it,” a match-again Adams mentioned.
“It’s rather laborious to explore the fellows going so smartly and no longer being section of it; it is some distance no longer bitterness but jealously that I indubitably felt every so incessantly.
“Coming off contract makes this an increasingly essential season, but I agree with a strategy of guilt that I indulge in never been able to contribute on the self-discipline.
“I would like to repay that faith (proven to recruit me in 2019) and have not been able to at this level, so this year I’m hoping it would maybe presumably even be the year.”
Emerging sizable defender Jack Payne arrived as a at hand option alongside Harris Andrews final year and Adams is conscious of he would maybe simply indulge in to develop determination by capability of the VFL.
“Optimistically I score an correct jog at it this year … (but) I create no longer know if I attain match in … there could be a range of competitors for spots,” the 27-year-old mentioned.
“It would maybe presumably be every week-to-week score of thing so we can combine and match according to who we’re taking part in.
“However I indulge in never regarded that some distance ahead, I’m honest taking a note ahead to taking part in with out reference to whether or no longer it is AFL or VFL.”
He mentioned the mentality of the squad, after support-to-support seasons finishing 2d but no longer reaching a substantial final, had buoyed him.
“We never score sooner than ourselves, every time somebody drifts off the rails somewhat somebody will give them the nudge they need,” he mentioned.
“With the establish we indulge in now score of gotten to some teams would maybe simply toddle off, but there could be likely valuable extra force than ever.”