GWS captain Davis has no fear of Crows
Greater Western Sydney co-captain Phil Davis has no trepidation about returning to Adelaide to play the Crows - the AFL club he controversially walked out on.
Davis quit the Crows during last season, accepting a lucrative offer to become the Giants' first confirmed signing.
His decision stunned Adelaide, which rated the key defender as a future captain.
Davis will lead the Giants onto AAMI Stadium in Saturday's twilight fixture expecting to cop the wrath of Crows' supporters.
"I have got a few nice comments on Twitter that have let me know that I'm back," Davis said on Friday.
"Adelaide Crows' fans are fantastic - when I was here, they were always very supportive.
"And if they give me some stick, that's great because at least they remember me, so that is nice."
The 21-year-old has also been warned by Adelaide players, some of whom remain close friends, to expect sledging.
"I have been promised a bit already," he said.
"I look forward to a bit of a laugh.
"I saw they bought Matt Jaensch in, so he's always good for a word or two, and Taylor Walker as well - the more the merrier, I say."
Davis will be charged with trying to stop Adelaide's tall forward duo of Walker and Kurt Tippett and hopes his knowledge of being pitted against the pair at Crows' training would give him an advantage.
"It is always nice to have experience on blokes," he said.
"I'm sure Tippo and Tex (Walker) kicked lots of goals on me in pre-season, but it's good having that knowledge.
"But at the other end of the scale, they have got the same knowledge on me so it will be a bit of a challenge."
While the Giants have been walloped in their three losses so far, Adelaide suffered their first defeat last week against Hawthorn - a result Davis said would sting his former colleagues.
"They are definitely going to come out hard," he said.
"You listen to what they have said and they're looking to bring a good strong brand of attacking football.
"Last week, we were very disappointing in the first quarter - West Coast kicked about 11 goals.
"So we have really concentrated on our first quarter. We want to have a really good start."