Ben Griffiths says he is starting to believe he can be an important part of his team after playing a match-winning role and kicking a career-best five goals in Richmond's one-point win over the Sydney Swans.
It was just his second game back after a stint in the VFL, and the 24-year-old said he now knew what he had to do to become the consistent forward the Tigers were desperate for him to be.
"I'm just starting to really believe how important I can be to the team," Griffiths said.
"With a lot of injuries can come some self-doubt, and when you're not performing to the level you know you can, it can get frustrating.
"I saw getting dropped as a really good opportunity to go back and really work on the basics."