IT’S A case of 'positive vibes only' for North Melbourne caretaker coach Leigh Adams as he attempts to release the shackles on the last-placed side's attacking game.

The 34-year-old has taken the reins following David Noble's departure and will weigh up his own senior coaching ambitions over the next six weeks.

Adams has recalled No.1 draft pick Jason Horne-Francis for Saturday's clash with Richmond at Marvel Stadium, but doesn't intend on making wholesale changes.

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Instead, he will look to lighten the mood at Arden Street and simplify the game plan in a bid to end the Kangaroos' (1-15) barren run.

"It's going to be about the environment that we can provide," Adams said.

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"We want it to be really enjoyable, we want our guys to play to their potential and their talent and really show what we can play like as a footy club.

"If that means we can win a couple of games that would be great, and we're going into every game thinking that we can win.

"But we just want the guys to be able to express themselves on the field and play some really exciting football."

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North Melbourne has the competition's worst attack, averaging just 55.9 points a game.

The Roos kicked their highest score of the year against Collingwood last week - 12.9 (81) - but managed just two behinds in the final quarter.

As a result, they threw away a comfortable lead in a seven-point defeat that turned out to be Noble's last game in charge.

"We're going to try to free the guys up a little bit more on offence and let them play what they see in front of them," Adams said.

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"We're not going to have too many instructions in that part of the game.

"We want to score, we to score as fast as we can and as much as we can, and not let defences get set behind the footy.

"It might mean at times that we make a few mistakes, but we're just going to encourage the boys to keep going after it, make mistakes and try to clean them up afterwards."

Unlike GWS caretaker Mark McVeigh, who has made no secret of his senior coaching ambitions, Adams is yet to make a call on whether he sees himself in a top job long-term.

"You can see the pressure that comes with this job and I haven't made any decisions on whether it's something I want to do," Adams said.

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"Forty-eight hours ago I was a development coach, coaching VFL footy, so I haven't put too much thought into it.

"Hopefully the next six weeks goes well and it might be something that I want to pursue, but at his stage I'm in a really great position just to sit back and enjoy it."

A courageous midfielder, Adams played 104 games for North Melbourne before his premature retirement in 2015 because of concussion issues.

He said Noble had told him to do things his own way in the hot seat and has leant on close friend Jade Rawlings and former Kangaroos coach Brad Scott for advice.