Star Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt is excited to "hit the ground running" as he prepares for his 14th season in the Yellow and Black.
The dual premiership Tiger missed 12 games in 2019 with wrist and knee injuries but did not require post-season surgery.
Speaking to the media on Friday morning, Riewoldt, pleased with how his pre-season is tracking, said he is "really confident coming into this season".
"For me, it’s about training hard, staying in good condition and having an impact on the group," the 31-year-old said.
"I still feel like I’m doing that, I feel like we had a lot of senior players that are still doing that.
"The game has changed so much since I first walked through the doors here at Punt Road and pre-seasons have changed immensely as well.
"We’re always looking to keep it fresh at the forefront of training, physically and mentally."
When asked what he’s noticed developing at Tigerland throughout the pre-season, Riewoldt said the Tiger Army can expect to see some of the younger players mark their mark in 2020.
He is also excited about what fellow key forward Tom Lynch can bring to the side following a stellar first season at Richmond.
"To play every game (in 2019) and have the impact that he did, he’s set himself up for his second year here at the football club, one that could be extremely exciting," Riewoldt said.
"He’s a great young talent, arguably one of the best key forwards in the competition, but he brings so many other things to the football club that we’re so grateful to have as part of his package."
Riewoldt is looking forward to continuing to grow his on-field partnership with Lynch after the duo played just 13 games together in 2019.
"The most exciting thing for me, and I think for the whole forward line in the Club, is that we didn’t get a whole lot of game time together (last year)," Riewoldt said.
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"The fact now that we can practice a few things and get that connection and on-field work rate together is really exciting.
"I’m looking forward to learning off (Lynch) and trying to teach him and some of our other young forwards a few tricks of the trade so we can have another great year this year."