NATHAN Jones is keen to put his hand up for the captaincy at Melbourne again, but the veteran midfielder will accept the club's decision if it decides to explore a different leadership model this year or in the years to come.

Jones and Jack Viney have served as co-captains at the Demons for the past two seasons, with Jordan Lewis and Max Gawn appointed as dual vice-captains last year.

"I thought the balance we had last year worked terrifically," Jones told reporters on Melbourne's community camp in the City of Casey.

"I'll put my hand up for it again, there's no doubt about that, but whatever's best for the group that will play out in the next week or two.

"I think I've got a lot to offer in that space and I'm still improving and learning myself. Last year some of the experiences I faced were some that I'd faced for the first time in my career.

"I still think I'm improving but when the time's right, whenever that may be, I'll do what's best for the footy club and that's the most important thing."

With Viney managing injury concerns and playing just 10 matches in 2018, Jones' on-field leadership was particularly important late in the season as the Demons fought for a finals berth.

The players with titles often get the kudos, however Jones said there were a bunch of players who played a significant role behind the scenes.

"I'm really excited about the development in that space across our group over the last three or four years," Jones said.

"Initially there wasn't a huge amount of depth in the leadership department but over the last couple of years we've invested a lot in that area.

"There could be eight to 10 blokes part of our leadership group so I think that's a really promising sign for us."

Jones, himself, has been restricted by hamstring and back tightness which flared up across the Christmas break.

The 31-year-old has been on modified duties since returning to training in January, but says he's not concerned about his availability for the start of the season.

"I've had a few little niggles here and there over the pre-season but it's been another pre-season of learning for me," Jones said.

"I had a decent amount off (from training) over January so that set me back a couple of weeks just to get the load back in and prepare myself for the season and dealing with the load required these days."