PORT Adelaide playmaker Zak Butters can expect a "quiet word" from coach Ken Hinkley after being cited twice for striking by the AFL.
The 20-year-old avoided suspension but has been fined $4000 for two offences during Port's 95-point trouncing of Carlton.
Butters was charged with striking Carlton backman Nic Newman in the opening quarter, the incident classified as careless and low impact body contact.
In the final quarter, he was cited for striking Adam Saad with Match Review Officer Michael Christian deeming the blow as careless, low impact and high contact.
Butters accepted $2000 fines for each charge and will play when the Power seek to secure a top-two finish by beating the fourth-placed Western Bulldogs this week.
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"You don't want to take away from being aggressive for the ball and to the man," Port assistant coach Jarrad Schofield said on Monday.
"It's probably just more about his method and making sure that he's not careless in any of his actions.
"I am sure Ken (Hinkley, senior coach) might have a quiet word to him.
"But you can't hold Zak back. He is a guy that attacks the ball, a fair player, and obviously attacks the body hard and we love that about him."
Schofield said Port medicos are yet to fully assess ruckman Scott Lycett, who was substituted out of Saturday night's win at three quarter-time because of a left knee injury.
The Power (16-5) take a five-game winning streak into the clash against the Bulldogs.
Port won 17 of 20 home and away games last year but Schofield is adamant the South Australian side is better than last year's version, which lost a preliminary final to premier Richmond.
"We have got more games into players ... so our depth in our squad is greater," Schofield said.
"And we have to work hard to get to where we are now.
"We get a great opportunity to round out our home and away season against the Bulldogs.
"I think we are in a far better place than where we were this time last year."