Coutts and Zito: best still to come

James Coutts in action in the round of 16 clash in the Dockerty Cup.

James Coutts in action in the round of 16 clash in the Dockerty Cup.

TWIN City stars Josh Zito and James Coutts are yet to hit their peak, says Wanderers playmaker Matt Gray.

In an ominous warning for the rest of the competition ahead of the clash with Albury United on Sunday the midfielder said on Thursday that the pair of off-season recruits are still finding their way on the Border.

Gray played with Zito last year and against Coutts in England.

“I know exactly what Josh is capable of having played with him at Cobram Victory,” he said.

“And I played against James back in England and have a fair idea of what he is capable of too.

“Both have been good so far but not at their best and are still finding their feet over here.

“I expect they will get better as the year goes on.”

Gray also played down suggestions that Twin City was one dimensional — that some coaches believed they had the key to shutting down their goal scorers.

“We have a few options if things aren’t going our way, we’ve got a Plan B and a Plan C,” he said. 

“But we are under no illusions that this is a massive game — United have some fantastic players and with the likes of Sam Graetz coming in they are only going to get stronger.”

Wanderers remain unbeaten after seven rounds and go into the weekend’s clash off the back of a 13-goal thumping of St Pats.

Gray denied they were under any pressure to remain undefeated.

“There is no pressure from inside the club, a lot of that is coming from other people,” he said. 

“We are just wanting to go about our business and take each game as it comes — Albury United is the task ahead of us this week.”

Gray also denied Wanderers defence was a weakness

“We just conceded silly goals through silly errors,” he said.

“We just need to work on things and decision making really at certain times in the game.”