The Swans will be out to nail the basics in their clash with the Giants in Round 3 after falling to Port Adelaide on Sunday.
The Power prevailed 23-point victors at the SCG and the Swans will be hoping to make amends when they host the Giants in Sydney Derby XIV on Saturday night.
Young gun Isaac Heeney said the Swans would have to show greater polish than in its loss to the Power.
“We had 34 inside 50s to 14 in the first half and just couldn’t convert,” Heeney said.
“Our skills were also well off and the fumbles were through the roof. Basics were well down tonight.
“The third quarter was pretty frustrating. They got a roll on and we couldn’t stop them. We’re going to have to work on that – it was pretty disappointing.”
The Power took control of the match in the third term, running in seven goals to the Swans’ two to take a 15-point lead into the final change.
Sydney had led by 14 points at the main break and eight at quarter-time but wasn’t able to find much possession in the third and fourth terms as Port ran away with the game.
Lance Franklin banged home a stunning 50-metre snap from the right-forward pocket early in the final stanza to peg things back to nine points, but Port would go on to arrest momentum.
Heeney said a positive was the performance of a number of younger personnel.
“Ollie Florent had a massive influence, especially in the first half off the wing,” Heeney said.
“He really drove us forward and you look at Cunningham as well. They are both really quick and agile and both got it going forward in the first half.”
Florent collected 20 disposals and a goal and Cunningham 21 touches and a major of his own, while Heeney (22 disposals, one goal) was another of the side’s best.
The 21-year-old says the Swans are shaping up for a huge local derby with Greater Western Sydney.
“It’s going to be fierce and we know it’s going to be on,” Heeney said.
“We really need to fix up our basics and fumbles and skills and we’ll be going into the game with a big week of training.”