Consistency key for Navarre

CONSISTENCY is a must for Navarre as they enter the final three rounds of the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League season.

Navarre coach Daniel Parkin is looking for more consistency from his players.

Navarre coach Daniel Parkin is looking for more consistency from his players.

With top spot secured, Navarre still have plenty of elements of their game to fine tune this week against Trentham, before commencing their run towards back to back flags.

Coach Daniel Parkin has instructed his players to continue doing what they have done for the best part of the year.

"It isn't about changing anything drastically," Parkin said.

"There are things we need to improve on and above all, we need to be more consistent."

Injuries this season have made consistency a difficult task for the Grasshoppers, with young footballers coming in and out of the lineup.

Josh Fowkes is still one week away and Brent Flood will miss this week, but will be right to go against Maldon next week.

While the focus is heavily on Navarre to go back to back, there is no pressure internally.

"There is a lot of talk about us winning," Parkin said.

"Our boys haven't got too caught up in it all. I keep telling them it's one week at at time."

Tomorrow's opposition Trentham have struggled in the back half of the season and shouldn't trouble the Grasshoppers too much.

"It should be onesided, but stranger things have happened," Parkin said.

"We are expecting it to be a wet, cut up, heavy deck."

Navarre are coming off a bye due to the split round and Parkin feels as though his team has benefited from that week off.

"It is good to have that mental and physical break," Parkin said.

"To be able to get away from football and refresh three weeks before finals is ideal."

With no football last weekend their Thursday night training was long and strenuous with some players still feeling the pinch early this week.

Fitness will be one area they work on before they enter their finals campaign.

Parkin made mention of the standard of reserves and the pressure on the 'lower' senior players to perform.

"There are still finals spots up for grabs," Parkin said.

"Some of the reserves players only need to string two or three good games together and they are a genuine chance."

Navarre will travel to Trentham tomorrow with action scheduled to start at 2.20pm.

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