Adelaide star Rory Sloane has overcome a corked thigh and will play against North Melbourne on Saturday, coach Don Pyke says.
Adelaide coach Don Pyke has dismissed any doubt over star midfielder Rory Sloane playing against North Melbourne this weekend.
Sloane copped a corked thigh and star forward Eddie Betts was sore after last weekend's AFL win but Pyke says both will play against the Roos in Hobart.
"They should be fine, I expect they will train tonight and should be available," Pyke told reporters on Wednesday.
Emerging onballer Riley Knight will also press for a recall after missing Sunday's thrashing of Richmond because of hamstring soreness.
Pyke welcomed the selection squeeze as his unbeaten Crows shrug off their new-found flag favouritism.
"The reality is we're at round six," Pyke said.
"We have had a good start to the season but we know there is a long way to go."
Pyke said his players won't fall for the early-season hype around their premiership credentials.
"They're in a pretty good space," he said.
"They understand it's a balance between making sure they maintain the confidence and belief in what we are doing, but understanding that doesn't guarantee us anything.
"We will run out on Saturday and the scoreboard will say zero-zero. It's not going to reflect anything we have done in the past.
"We have got to create our own story come the weekend."