Richmond expects Trent Cotchin to play a part in its pre-season campaign, despite the Tigers' captain managing minor hamstring soreness.

Cotchin’s training program is being managed, however the Club is in little doubt he will be fit for Round 1 of the home-and-away season.

“Trent has completed an excellent pre-season overall, and, like all our players, it’s about managing their workloads if they are managing some soreness,” said Richmond General Manager of Football, Dan Richardson.

“Our focus is to get our players ready to play in the early part of the season, and in Trent’s case, we’re confident he will get some game time in the pre-season challenge, and be ready for Round 1.”