SUNS vice-captain Touk Miller says the SUNS are fighting to return to their positive brand of football for the remainder of the year.

Despite going down to Carlton on the weekend, the SUNS were largely improved on their previous two results against Richmond and Adelaide.

“The week was all about getting our identity back and making sure we play our brand of football,” Miller told SUNS Media.

“We didn’t get the win but in terms of being competitive and giving ourselves a chance in the game I definitely think we brought that.” 

The SUNS have five games remaining in the season and Miller stressed the importance of maintaining a high standard to finish the year.

“We had a focus for the next six weeks that we wanted to bring our identity and our brand of football,” he said

“We probably did tick a box on the weekend in terms of that.

“Our ability now to play the next five games like that and keep ourselves in the game is going to be huge. 

“It will give us massive momentum going into next year so it’s really important.” 

Gold Coast has the opportunity to carry the momentum from Round 18 into another home clash this weekend against Essendon. 

“Essendon are a really good team at the moment and they’re in some really good form,” Miller said.

“Their Friday night game was really impressive and it’s going to be a great battle.

“It’s obviously exciting that it’s going to be at home for us so hopefully we can turn up and play our brand of football.

“The last two weeks we were at home we obviously didn’t give the fans what they want so hopefully we can really deliver this week.”