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Power midfielder reveals secret behind hub success


Port Adelaide midfielder Travis Boak says keeping an open mindset while playing in an interstate hub is one of the key reasons behind their success so far in 2020.

Alongside clubs from WA and crosstown rival Adelaide, the Power are currently living in Queensland due to strict COVID-19 border restrictions from their respective states.

While the likes of West Coast have struggled to adapt, Port Adelaide have embraced the challenge and won all of their matches in Queensland so far.

With all Victorian clubs likely to have to shift interstate in the coming days, Boak says sticking to process and adapting to suit rapidly changing situations has helped the club win matches while living interstate.

“Winning definitely helps but I think that’s still an outcome of all the process you’re doing during the week and how you’re handling situations,” he said on SEN Breakfast.

“It’s not like you go out there and win and you’ll be happy, you’ve got to be happy with everything that comes before that.

“Both clubs are in a different situation with lists and with Nicky coming in and taking over a relatively young list and learning a new game plan so they’ve got some challenges there.

“For us, we’re enjoying the process and everything that comes with it. We’ve always said that we won’t change our attitude win or loss and we’ll continue to learn every day and that’s so far been quite enjoyable that we’re getting some results on the end of it but we’ll continue to enjoy the moments in between as well."

Port Adelaide face their toughest test of the season so far on Saturday night when they take on Brisbane at the Gabba.

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