THERE is just one thing Charlie Dixon has to do to win the respect of his new Port Adelaide teammates: work hard.

Dixon joined the Power's other senior players on Monday for his – and their – first training session of the year.

He ran the 3km time trial, which was won by key defender Tom Clurey, and then completed the skills session with his new teammates.

Skipper Travis Boak fronted the media and tipped the former Gold Coast forward to quickly settle in and win the respect of the playing and coaching groups.

"He's going to fit straight into this group if he's ready to work hard and that's what we expect from anyone who comes into the club – Jimmy (Toumpas) as well," Boak said.

"They want to come in and work hard and prove a point to make it into our best side and I'm sure they will.

"[Dixon] knows that that's what they need to do (win respect) … we will speak to him about what expectations we have as a group and I'm sure he's seen it already.

"He wants to come in and prove a point and certainly get the respect of the group – that's the quality of the person he is."

The Power hope Dixon will be able to help the club rebound after a disappointing 2015 season that saw them miss the finals despite starting the year as one of the premiership favourites.

Despite coming off a poor year, Boak said the club's philosophy wouldn't alter this summer and backed his side to improve.

"We won't change too much in what we believe in … we want to set really high standards and expectations on ourselves and we'll continue to do that," he said.

"Today showed that; we had some great running times and a great little session to start off the pre-season.

"[We might] tinker a few little things and we might have a few new drills and things like that, but still we will have the same behaviours and same expectations on each other.

"We need to make sure we go to another level."