I WAS really disappointed with our defensive mindset in the loss to East Perth and there’s some work for us to do in that regard against Swan Districts on Sunday.
There’s a strong chance we will have at least three changes to the side heading into the clash at Bassendean Oval.
Kody Manning returns from suspension, having not been kept out by the broken cheekbone he endured in the state game nearly two weeks ago.
Joe Morrow and Ben King will be closely considered for league selection after playing limited minutes in the reserves on return from injury.
Ruckman Chris Keunen probably needs a couple more weeks of match fitness in the twos, having played little football this year.
I expect another tight encounter against Swans after overcoming them by just five points in the Anzac Day round.
They’ve continued to played quality football with an enthusiastic group of young players supporting a solid core of senior footballers.
The Royals exposed us on transition and we were unable to stop them moving the ball quickly into the forward 50 in the 14.19 (103) to 7.15 (57) defeat at Leederville Oval on Monday.
Dean Munns did a fantastic job on the West Coast Eagles’ Chris Masten after half-time; we should have had him following him earlier in the match.
Aaron Black was outstanding in a losing side. While there were probably six East Perth players who were exceptional, I don’t think anyone on the ground from either team was better than him.