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Aussie Rules: Hinkley backed by Port stars

Port Adelaide ruckman Scott Lycett says under-fire coach Ken Hinkley has the full support of the players as the Power look to turn around a poor start to the season.

Port are priced at 20/1 to win the 2022 AFL grand final this season but after a 0-3 start to the season they have a mountain to climb just the make the finals.

Hinkley under-fire

The heartbreaking last-gasp defeat against the Crows in the derby at the weekend has put even more pressure on Hinkley but he does not need to worry about his players.

Lycett has spoken out and says every one of them is behind Hinkley and they will do all they can to get back on track.

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"The players are all in. We've got his back," Lycett told reporters on Monday. "Everyone cops it (criticism) at some stage of their career. It's part of the game. It's just about how you take it and what you do with it.

"We've been hearing the noise. We hear the supporters. We're on the same page. We understand Port is a club that expects success. We're doing everything we can to go out there and get them a win on the weekend."

Demons clash

Port now face a huge clash against the reigning premiers Melbourne on Thursday night and they need to avoid going 0-4.

Sydney are the only team since 2012 to come back from that and make finals in 2017.

"I think we can make finals for sure. We haven’t started well but it's not about how you start, it's about how you finish,” Lycett added.

"I'd rather be having form at the end of the year, than the start because that's where it matters but we understand we need to get a wriggle on."

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