BAYSWATER City coach Chris Coyne says his team is prepared to battle for its first win in five rounds against Subiaco on Saturday week.
Bayswater’s last win was against Perth Glory on June 11 and Coyne said the players would use this week’s bye as a chance to recover physically and mentally.
“We will be changing the formation around to again freshen the players up for the game,” he said.
“We have worked extremely hard to ensure that all the players know their individual and team responsibilities and this week will be no different.”
Coyne said City was doing the right things other than leaking soft goals but was not panicking.
“It is never easy to win titles and we have made it hard for ourselves,” he said.
“However, we are a team of battlers and they will do everything in their power to overturn the deficit. We are not feeling sorry for ourselves as we make our own destiny and the recent results are not through lack of effort but a lack of composure.
“The only way to turn around a slump in form is to work even harder and we will be getting the boys up and about to show the desire that champion teams need.”
Coyne said he was wary of a struggling Subiaco, a side with a “never say die attitude”.
“They have no choice if they want to win the title, ” he said.
He said some fresh faces might bring some more energy in the team. “I thought that Paul McCarthy was outstanding in his first game of the year and Brian Farrell will also be available so they will give us good attacking options next week.”