Swans needs to find their hunger for the ball again according to leader.
Sydney Swans midfielder delivered a stinging assessment of his side in the wake of their 37-point loss to Hawthorn last round, saying they were “soft in places”
The message to toughen up was taken to heart by the Sydney players, after they looked out of sorts against an on-fire Hawks side, that had too much firepower in the midfield and in their forward line.
Bolton and the Swans face an injury ravaged Fremantle side this weekend which will struggle ti fill its ruckman roles yet again after the season-ending knee injury to Jon Griffin.
Despite that, Bolton said a video sessions this week of their game against the Hawks revealed many glaring errors.
“We had to be pretty brutal on ourselves,” Bolton said.
“It was an ordinary performance and they comprehensively beat us.
“As a player, you don’t like seeing bits of footage where you could have worked a bit harder.
“There were times when we were pretty soft.”
Fremantle finished off well against Collingwood last round to defeat them by 27 points, with their suffocating pressure around the football and in the tackle, stifling the Magpies run.
Helping the Dockers’ cause is the return of midfielder Nat Fyfe, who slots back into the side after a two-match suspension.
Fyfe has an excellent personal record against the Swans having polled seven out of nine possible Brownlow Medal votes from the Dockers last three games at the SCG.
Doubts remain over the fitness of Swans ruckman Shane Mumford, who ran separately from the main squad at training after missing last round with a groin strain