PORT ADELAIDE members and fans could get a first-hand look at some positional changes during Friday night’s intra-club clash at Alberton Oval.
Senior coach Ken Hinkley is expected to shuffle the magnets around during the Power’s first competitive hit-out of the 2020 season.
With Ollie Wines set to miss the start of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season, Hinkley has indicated he will have a look at various options to run through the midfield.
“Rozee will certainly have a look at the midfield. He will certainly get a bit more time in the midfield,” Hinkley told media.
“Butters I suspect will get a bit more time in the midfield. There are plenty of opportunities with the growth of the players.
“Houston is a lock. Put him in the midfield when he plays footy. It doesn’t mean he can’t go back and play in our backline, but we see what he added to our midfield last year.”
Hinkley also suggested veteran Brad Ebert would spend some more time in the middle of the ground, while Sam Powell-Pepper will most likely play a role in attack.
“Brad will get a little more time on ball than he did last year and Pep (Powell-Pepper) will certainly spend some more time forward,” he said.
“We want him to create some intensity in our front half that puts the opposition under pressure and makes them be a bit fearful of who’s around because Pep can be a bit dangerous when he’s out there.
“There will be that sort of stuff, there will be opportunities for people to play slightly different roles.”
Port Adelaide’s intra-club will commence at 5.30pm, with gates opening at Alberton Oval from 4.30pm for a gold coin donation.
Food and beverages will be available throughout the night, as well as a bouncy castle and plenty of giveaways, competitions and prizes.
There will also be a full squad signing session after the game, so make sure to bring all of your Power merchandise and get the autographs of all of your favourite players.
The final squads will be announced tomorrow afternoon, although teams are subject to change throughout the internal trial.