West Coast recruit Sharrod Wellingham isn't fussed what role coach John Worsfold asks him to play this season.
But he has confirmed he will be out there on Saturday, for at least one of the Eagles' two matches in a NAB Cup triple header against Geelong and Fremantle, playing some sort of role.
Fresh from match practice for the AFL Indigenous All Stars in their 50-point win against Richmond in Alice Springs, Wellingham welcomed the chance to pull on an Eagles jumper in a game for the first time.
"I pulled up well from the All-Stars game on Friday night so I will be playing - I am not sure which game but I will definitely be playing at least one," he said.
"I was talking about it with a couple of boys. Even though it is just the NAB Cup it is exciting. We have got pre-season out of the way.
"All the hard work is done and we get to get out there and play footy which is what we all love."
Wellingham, 24, played 92 games and kicked 55 goals for Collingwood in five seasons and said he would like a role at the Eagles which involved time in both the midfield and in attack.
"I would love to play both," he said. "It is always fun kicking goals and if midfield time comes up I will take it with both hands and hopefully can make a contribution."
He wasn't sure about talk that Worsfold could use him in a tagging role in a bid to free up Scott Selwood, but said the coach's intentions would soon become clearer.
"Over the next couple of weeks I will find out what he wants me to do a bit more," Wellingham said.
"I mainly look forward to just getting out there and playing my first couple of games. The pre-season has been really enjoyable and getting to know everyone but the most fun is getting out there and playing with the boys so that is all I am looking forward to at the moment."
Tagging was not common in Collingwood's midfield and Wellingham wasn't sure how good a fist of it he had made when asked to do it.
"I might have done it a couple of times. I am not sure how good I was at it though," he said. "There wasn't much tagging. It was more worrying about structures."
But he acknowledged there was still a place for stoppers in the AFL.
Even though it is just the NAB Cup it is exciting the hard work is done." Sharrod Wellingham