Learoyd-Lahrs laying the foundation

New Storm recruit Tom Learoyd-Lahrs says work over pre-season is setting the base for his 2015 campaign with Melbourne.

As a result of injury, the 29-year old front-rower only played eight first-grade games over the past two seasons for Canberra. Speaking with Melbourne radio station SEN 1116 on Tuesday morning, Learoyd-Lahrs explained he was in a good position leading into the new year.

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"I've just been taking small steps and making sure I'm getting through my training and trying to build that resilience in my body," Learoyd-Lahrs said.

"I think I'm getting there, I feel really good at the moment.

"With one week to run until we break up for Christmas I feel like I'm a long way ahead of where I have been."  

Listen to Tom Learoyd-Lahrs' full interview below.