Dane Hudson on his match against Devonport.
“We were not good enough last week and let each other down in areas we pride ourselves on and paid the price. There is no respite this week, or any week for that matter as we face a Devonport side looking to get their season on track after a result Tom would not be happy with. At time of writing our team remains unchanged and we will be looking to redeem ourselves with a hard fought win.”
Tom McGinn on his game against Knights
“Devonport v Prospect is a huge game for both clubs and after recent history on results Prospect would be considered a strong favourite to take the 3 points.
We must bounce back after the loss to Somerset and we are set to make 4-5 changes from the previous round.
We will welcome back Kammy Douglas and Chris McKenna which certainly adds balance back into the team.
Prospect will obviously have their tails up last week after the defeat against rangers.
Big game for the club with this the first of hopefully a few games played under the new lights at Valley Road.”
Sam Cocks on his game against Riverside.
“This week we face a really hard battle with playing Riverside at Riverside. After two losses in a row I have had to question myself why?.After having dominated possession in both games and creating opportunities but still losing. Ugly football has beaten us both times and we have been working on that problem this week. You can have all the possession in a game and build up but if you leak goals from long bombs or counter attacks you lose.
This week will see us stop that kind of play( i dont think river play like that anyway).We welcome back Ash Smith who pulled out last minute last week with a slight injury and myself back from Queensland.
We will be looking to win the midfield battle and without Rob Hughes I know we will come out on top.
Also due to a few injuries and two suspensions two young guys who have played in the preseason with us will make their league debut. Tyler Johnstone and Mal Walters, both are young and fit and looking forward to the challenge.”
Troy Scott on his match against Burnie
“This week we will go in unchanged Rob Hughes is still out with a knee and Ryan McCarragher with a back. Last year Burnie smashed us so we will be entering this game with that in the back of our mind. We need to win this week as we have the next two weeks off which will hopefully allow a few boys to get over their injuries.”
Adam Whitemore on his match against Ulverstone
“I thought we were pretty decent last week but we will expect to get much stronger as the season goes on.
We are unchanged this week for the first time and have almost all of our senior group available.
Ulverstone have made a great start to the season, which is a credit to Nick and the players, particularly having lost Brayden Mann on the eve of the season.
We put 7 past Ulverstone in the Hudson Cup but are exepecting a much tighter game this time. They will be understandably confident, and we will have plenty of respect for them.
Our forwards are looking really sharp and I'd expect they'll cause plenty of problems Saturday. The surface at Valley Road suits our style of play, and will allow us to play a fast attacking game.
I'm sure Nick knows what to expect and will adjust accordingly ;)”
Nick Owen on his match against Rangers.
“I’m really looking forward to playing Rangers this week. They are the bench-mark in this league so we’ll need to be at our absolute best. Unfortunately we are without 3 of our experienced players in Ben Hutchinson, Kyle Baldock and Brian Tabrett. We will probably miss centre-back Ben Hutchinson the most as he has been one of the unsung heroes of our victories so far. We had Harry Crocker debut last week and we will debut 1 again this week. Josh Laing will make his debut and the other spot will go to Callum Foote.
One of the best things about coaching, I think, is being able to put these kids in and give them a chance to prove themselves against quality teams and seeing what they’ve got. We sit on top of the ladder at this stage but we are under no illusions as to where we are as a young developing team. The beauty of our team, and I will emphasise the word team, is that we all understand our roles, we stick to them, we work hard, and, so far, we have got the results.
P.S. Sorry to all the Ulverstone supporters for playing ‘Ugly’ football last week at Montello.”