Richmond will make at least one change for Saturday night's Dreamtime at the 'G clash against Essendon, with recruit Josh Caddy set to return after one match on the sidelines with groin soreness.

Small forward Dan Butler will miss one more week with a groin complaint, however, meaning first-year Tiger Shai Bolton will hold his spot after an eventful debut in round nine.

Get along to Saturday night’s traditional Dreamtime at the ‘G clash as we look to rebound against Essendon

The Tigers have remained upbeat this week after back-to-back heartbreaking defeats, with coach Damien Hardwick focusing on the positives on Thursday.

He said the team reviewed the final stages of last Saturday's three-point loss to Greater Western Sydney and identified a number of errors. 

"It was just a breakdown. We looked at a couple of things. The manning of the mark wasn't tight enough … (Nathan) Wilson kicked in and got five or six extra metres, which then gets the ball further in the centre," the coach said.

"Unfortunately in these circumstances you can look at one individual, but collectively as a side we shouldn't have been in that position to start with.

"We go through that, the guys are big boys and they understand it.

"We're playing some good footy, we're just not quite getting the result. Unfortunately you don't get rewarded for great effort."

Hardwick said the Tigers would continue to back their style of play, despite four consecutive losses, acknowledging that they would find themselves in more close finishes this season.

He said tight losses against top-eight sides GWS, the Western Bulldogs and Fremantle had reinforced confidence rather than sapped it.  

"The way we're playing provides a template to win games. We're never going to win games by 10 goals, but we're going to be competitive in all games we play," Hardwick said. 

"That's the template we like, we've spoken about it and our players agree with the way we're going that it's a winning formula.

"We've just got to make sure that we get those wins."