Jordan Lewis would like to see Charlie Cameron adapt his game to fit better inside Brisbane’s new-look forward line.
With Joe Daniher now at the club and attracting so much of the ball, alongside Eric Hipwood, Cameron has struggled early to impact the game.
The 26-year-old has kicked four goals across the opening three games and averaged just eight disposals.
Lewis believes Cameron needs to apply more pressure and play a more support role.
“He’s a watch for me. I think Charlie likes to be the man … his mindset and the way that he plays I think has to change,” the four-time premiership Hawk told SEN Breakfast.
“He doesn’t need to look too far, just look at Zac Bailey. Small forwards predominantly are pressure players. Bailey has had 13 tackles for the year, kicked some goals, but mainly he stands out with his pressure.
“Charlie Cameron has only had the four tackles for the year playing that small forward pressure position where you need to help retain the ball in your forward half.
“For me that is a big sign that he needs to change a little bit of his mindset in the way that he attacks the game.
“Defenders know how to play him now. Don’t give him goal side, keep him up the ground.
“That gives him access to the ball. He’s just got to take what the defender is giving him.”
The Lions take on the undefeated Bulldogs at Mars Stadium on Saturday afternoon.