Curtly Hampton will get his chance to stake a claim a post in Adelaide midfield when the Crows meets Richmond at Docklands on Friday night.

The 23 year old First Nations flyer spent much of 2016 on the sideline with a foot injury after playing 51 games in his four seasons at GWS.

Crows coach Don Pyke (pictured) says after an excellent pre season, he expects Hampton to add some real variety to the Crows  star studded midfield.