Gold Coast Senior Coach Stuart Dew says there is still optimism throughout the club despite the results of the past two months not going its way.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Dew said the next fortnight presented an opportunity for his side to snap a losing streak with two home games on the trot.
“Externally although the win column hasn’t ticked over we’re certainly seeing some improvement in individuals,” he said.
“We’re looking forward to a couple of games back-to-back at Metricon Stadium with Richmond this week, another good challenge.”
The SUNS coach didn’t hint at any potential changes to the team, but said strong-marking forward Josh Corbett was in strong consideration for a recall after a six-goal effort in the NEAFL last weekend.
“He did what we wanted – went back and really dominated that game,” Dew said.
“He presented well, kicked well, which was great from Josh’s point of view and yeah he’s certainly pushing his case.”
The Tigers had six players return from injury to take on the Saints last weekend, but could decide to keep the team unchanged this week after a comfortable win at Marvel Stadium.
“They’re certainly getting some names back but I think their system is impressive as well and they’re starting to build,” Dew said.
“At different times I think Damien (Hardwick) said himself he hasn’t been happy with how they’re playing but after the bye they’re nice and fresh and up and going.”
The match kicks off at 2:10pm on Saturday afternoon at Metricon Stadium.