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Sydney Swans Media  May 22, 2017 11:12 AM

AFL 2017 Round 09 - St Kilda v Sydney

Luke Parker gets the handball away under pressure against St Kilda on Saturday afternoon.

Vice-captain Luke Parker knows how important it is for the Sydney Swans remain focused and continue "ticking boxes" in the wake of winning their third consecutive win on Saturday.

A complete performance against St Kilda on Saturday afternoon continued the Swans' resurgence after a disappointing start to the season.

After six-straight losses, the Swans will be going for their fourth consecutive win against Hawthorn on Friday night.

Parker said it was pleasing to see the group had been able to rectify a horror start to the 2017 season.

“We want to get on a roll and we know the football that stands up week after week, which is what we bought in the second half,” Parker told ABC Radio post match.

“The confidence is up and we know what stands up. It is a shame we have to play some catch up but hopefully we get on a roll.

“We will try to keep ticking boxes and keep the ball rolling.”

Experienced trio Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker and Dan Hannebery have returned to some impressive form but it is the performances of some emerging youngsters that have been most impressive.

Leading that list has been Jake Lloyd who, after moving to the half back line last year, has been impactful this season averaging a career-high 30 disposals.

“You know how dangerous he is with the footy, he is so composed under pressure and is able to set us up well,” Parker said.

“He has been super and he has probably been playing wing the last few years but has gone down back this season and doing those kick-ins.

“It is good to have men back who can really use the ball well and are very damaging.”

Lloyd has been joined across half back in recent weeks by Nic Newman who continues to impress in his short six-game career with back-to-back 30+ disposal matches.

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