Deni Roos to focus on effort

Deniliquin Rams coach Luke Moodie. Picture: SIMON DALLINGEr (2005)
Deniliquin Rams coach Luke Moodie. Picture: SIMON DALLINGEr (2005)

DENILIQUIN Rovers coach Luke Moodie says the winless club can’t afford to waste its season.

Moodie has conceded the Roos are in for a tough time this year but is refusing to give up ahead of Saturday’s mammoth task against Jerilderie.

Moodie said his young side, which has lost 39 players since last season, was no longer concerned about the scoreboard.

“That’s the only way forward, for us,” he said.

“We’ve taken the focus off the scoreboard.

“We’ve probably fallen back a bit more than what we hoped but we don’t want to waste the year.

“If you’re not winning, then fine, but you need to be learning from it.”

Moodie said the Roos had set key performance indicators.

“It’s pretty critical we find improvement,” he said.

“I have become more a statistician than a coach.

“For us, it’s more about tackles and contested efforts each quarter.”

In other matches in the North West this weekend, Berrigan will hoping to rebound from last week’s 105-point drubbing from Jerilderie with a win over Mathoura.

Tocumwal takes on Yarroweyah, Blighty hosts Strathmerton and Picola United has the bye.