earlier this week, As key forward faces his former club, Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge urges former docker Rory Loeb to accept inevitable boos.
Loeb’s chaotic exit from Fremantle at the end of last season means he could well be enemy number one at Optus Stadium tonight.
The 30-year-old has endured a difficult start for the Bulldogs, scoring just three goals in four appearances.
Freo fans tend to take Lobb coldly, but Beveridge doesn’t think the 207cm spearhead will put him off the game.
“Rory has anticipated it, we’re going to help him deal with it, we’re going to help him play as well as he can,” Beveridge told reporters.
“I don’t think Rory Loeb’s boos will be a problem tomorrow night.
“It’s definitely a hot topic for other players at different times, but we just have to welcome it and (welcome) the hostile environment we’re going to walk into tomorrow night.”
Notably last week, Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinckley took issue with people booing 19-year-old recruit Jason Horn Francis.