Port Adelaide vice-captain Brad Ebert insists there’s nothing to worry about – yet.
The Power are grappling with a winless start to the AFL season ahead of Saturday’s testing road trip to face North Melbourne.
Ebert says coach Ken Hinkley has dissected losses to Fremantle and Sydney and urged his players to return to their AFL trademarks.
“The things that we have put in place over the last few years seem to have worked pretty well for us, it’s just about going back to that and continuing to improve on that,” Ebert told reporters on Wednesday.
“So far we’ve probably been a bit slow to move it and a little bit slow to react.
“(Hinkley) has been quite hard in the way that he reviews the games which is fair enough.
“He just knows that we’ll bounce back and that’s the way he’s talking. He’s confident in the way we can play there’s nothing really to get too worried about yet.”
Port remain uncertain if ruckman Matthew Lobbe will play his first AFL game of the season against the Kangaroos.
Lobbe, troubled by a thigh complaint, trained on Wednesday and is bidding for selection.
“The way he’s looking at the moment around the club and the way he’s moving, I think he’s hopefully progressing well,” Ebert said.
“Hopefully that means he should be okay to go.”