Ex-Hawthorn premiership ruckman Robert Campbell has missed out on being pre-listed by Gold Coast, but says his sights were always on next month's draft.
"The injury is still present but if I have constant training going through it and constant load on it, it actually copes with it really well. That's where I'm situated this year," he said about his chronic knee injury that forced him out of football.
"I trained through January and I was able to get through nine games at the end of the year and it coped with it really well, because I had that constant training and constant load going through it all the time.
"If I had an AFL program, not just me getting up at 6am every morning to do it myself but actually within a program, I'm confident I'll be able to stand up."