BAYSWATER City coach Chris Coyne says his team is prepared to battle for their 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, however we are a team of battlers and they will do everything in their power to overturn the deficit,” he said.
“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.”
The former Perth Glory and Socceroos star said he was wary of struggling Subiaco, a side with a “never say die attitude”.
“They have no choice, if they want to win the title we have five cup finals starting with Subiaco,” he said.
“It is out of our hands now so we need to go out and play with no fear and let Inglewood feel the pressure of everyone breathing down their necks.
“We play second-placed Perth SC in a few weeks in what could be a massive decider in the league and we will worry about that game once we have got over the Subiaco game.”
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,” he said.