LATEST PICS: Stars back on track as Crows gear up for 2021

IT'S A SIGHT that will bring joy to Adelaide fans' hearts and put an uncomfortable seed of doubt into those of opposition teams.

Crows co-captains Erin Phillips and Chelsea Randall were back on the track for pre-season ahead of the 2021 NAB AFLW season, watched over by new assistant coach and club champion Scott Thompson. 

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Phillips played just two of a possible six games in 2020 as she recovered from a torn ACL suffered in the 2019 premiership win, and was mainly restricted to the forward line when she did play.

High-flying defender Randall missed all of 2020 after tearing her ACL in the first drill of the first session of pre-season in November last year. 

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Chelsea Randall during an Adelaide Crows AFLW training session at West Lakes on November 30, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images via AFL Photos)

The decorated pair and two-time premiership captains will be an instant boost to Adelaide's hopes of rebounding up the ladder after a poor, injury-hit 2020 season, finishing sixth of seven in Conference A and 11th overall. 

There's no doubt the Crows are a different side when the duo – who have five All Australian selections between them – play, and in their absence, the likes of Anne Hatchard, Sarah Allan and Justine Mules came on in leaps and bounds. 

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Don’t be surprised to see Adelaide once again involved in finals action in 2021.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Stevie-Lee Thompson runs with the ball during an Adelaide Crows AFLW training session at West Lakes on November 30, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images via AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Players warm up during an Adelaide Crows AFLW training session at West Lakes on November 30, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images via AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Marijana Rajcic looks on during an Adelaide Crows AFLW training session at West Lakes on November 30, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images via AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Scott Thompson looks on during an Adelaide Crows AFLW training session at West Lakes on November 30, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images via AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Ebony Marinoff looks on during an Adelaide Crows AFLW training session at West Lakes on November 30, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images via AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Justine Mules looks on during an Adelaide Crows AFLW training session at West Lakes on November 30, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images via AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Erin Phillips runs during an Adelaide Crows AFLW training session at West Lakes on November 30, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images via AFL Photos)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Sherrin footballs are pictured during an Adelaide Crows AFLW training session at West Lakes on November 30, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images via AFL Photos)