Essendon has set its sights on round one's Powercor Country Festival game blockbuster against Geelong.

The Dons enjoyed a thorough training session at the NEC Hangar as the side ramps up its preparation for the opening game of the season.

Star midfielder/ forward Jake Stringer completed the main session as he looks to overcome groin soreness, while veteran defender Michael Hurley also integrated into multiple drills as he continues his comeback to football.

View all the snaps from today's training session below.