Adelaide Crows Tom Lynch has told Mix1023 Jodie & Soda that Crows Vice-captain Rory Sloane will play in the opening qualifying final at Adelaide Oval against Greater Western Sydney.

Lynch joined Jodie & Soda at a live broadcast at The Royal Adelaide Show and says he’s confident Sloane will play following an operation on his appendix.

The 27-year-old Crows player noticed abdominal pain on Tuesday and doctors confirmed he needed surgery and is now recovering.