St Kilda General Manager Simon Lethlean says the club is under no illusions of their disastrous start to the season, but are eager to atone against Melbourne on Sunday.
Lethlean described the Saints loss against Hawthorn as “a step back” after a competitive display against Greater Western Sydney the week before.
Despite only winning one of their first six games, the mood around the club is still positive.
“No-one is accepting of the performances at the moment,” Lethlean told SEN Afternoons.
“We’re certainly underperforming from the expectations of the coaches and the playing group had.
“You get to Wednesday or Thursday and you have done the review and identified what you’re going to do this week and how you’re going to pick opponents apart.
“You do feel quite buoyant about your prospects.
“We’re back at Etihad hoping our fans turn out to watch us play a pretty good side in Melbourne. The feeling is pretty good.
“We all got some more momentum after a pretty good performance against the Giants then you take a step back when you don’t deliver the same intensity and the same output against the Hawks.
“It’s a long year and you have got to start righting the ship quicker, especially when the middle of the year approaches.”
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