Sydney ruckman Callum Sinclair wants to have more of an offensive impact for the Swans in Thursday’s AFL top-of-the-table blockbuster against Hawthorn at the SCG.
Former Eagle Sinclair has enjoyed quite a productive first season in the harbour city.
He formed a very effective ruck tandem with Kurt Tippett till the latter got injured, forcing him to miss Sydney’s past three games.
Since then, he has been well supported by the inexperienced bigs Sam Naismith and Toby Nankervis.
Also used up forward, Sinclair kicked six goals in his first six games, including a career high bag of three in the round two game against Carlton.
However, he has kicked just one major in his last three games and went goalless and tallied just three kicks in last weeks memorable win over Geelong.
“The role I play I spend a fair bit of time forward,” Sinclair said.
“So (I) try and help `Buddy’ (Lance Franklin) out a little bit and hit the scoreboard a few more times would be good.”
He foreshadowed a fierce challenge from a feisty Hawthorn side motivated by the desire not to lose back-to-back games to Sydney after the Swans won their MCG clash earlier this season.
Sydney held the Hawks to a season-low 55 points in that game, which they won by 14 points.
“That was a game where our pressure was really good,” Sinclair said.
“Everyone was making an even contribution and we weren’t relying on just a couple of guys.”
He wasn’t concerned Sydney would be facing the Hawks coming off successive six-day turnarounds.
“The boys are professional enough now to deal with that, it doesn’t really come into our minds at all,” Sinclair said.