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Wanganeen backs Hinkley to find Port’s attacking groove


Gavin Wanganeen has backed Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley to rekindle the attacking style of football that almost got them to a Grand Final.

The Power's game style came in for criticism last year with Hinkley admitting he needed to overhaul their “slow and boring” brand to appease their frustrated fans.

Wanganeen is confident Port can bounce back from missing the eight in 2018 and push for a finals spot playing in a more expansive manner this time around.

“Hearing him (Ken Hinkley) at the GM on Friday and what he had to say in regards to what style of football you are going to see from the playing group this year, I really liked what I heard," Wanganeen told SEN SA’s Dwayne’s World.

“I just think that if he can get off to a really good start to the year and focus on playing an exciting brand of football, I think that will just take care of itself.

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“Time will tell, but I’m really confident in Ken and the football department. We’ve brought in two great assistants – two former premiership players – in Brett Montgomery and Jarrad Schofield.

“He’s the first to acknowledge that we went away from playing the attacking brand that we were known for in 2013 and 2014. I think that will be coming back.

“I’m really confident that we are going to play a very exciting brand of footy that’s going to put us in touch with those top sides.”

Hinkley signed a new deal in 2017 that tied him to Port Adelaide until at least the end of 2021.

The Power take on Melbourne in Round 1 at the MCG on March 23rd.

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