Port Adelaide are confident superstar ruckman Paddy Ryder will be available for Saturdays clash with Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

Ryder failed to see out the weekend demolition of North Melbourne, spending trhe later part of the game on the bench with his ankle heavily strapped.

With the Demons ruckman Max Gawn in excellent form, Power  assistant coach Michael Voss (pictured) says Ryder is considered a virtual certainty to turn out on Saturday.