Richmond dynamo Dustin Martin’s red-hot form has put Port Adelaide on high alert.
Martin’s influence looms large in Friday night’s vital AFL game between the clubs at Adelaide Oval, with the Tiger star in the midst of a stunning patch of form.
Martin has had less than 20 disposals in a game just once this season – and in the past four games has collected 38, 22, 38 and 35 possessions.
“He’s an incredible player,” Port midfielder Ollie Wines said of Martin.
“In the last five weeks he’s dominating it.
“He’s a great player inside the contest but he’s also really high for handball receives on the outside.
“So you just can’t watch him on the inside, you have got to watch when the stoppage clears and when the ball clears, he’s really good, he gets on his bike and gets used.
“They like to put the ball in his hands, along with Trent Cotchin, because they are great users. And I think it’s what good teams do – they give the ball to their good players and users and Richmond do that with Dustin and Trent Cotchin.”
Port and Richmond both have six wins and seven losses this season and sit two wins outside the top eight, meaning the loser of Friday night’s fixture will have slim chances of making the finals.