LEETON United has denied its first grade side is lacking confidence and will head into Sunday’s match against Junee brimming with optimism.
Last weekend Leeton went down to Young 1-0, but senior player Scott Munro has shrugged off suggestions the team was still shell shocked from a 6-0 loss to Lake Albert in their previous game.
“We went on a run of five matches unbeaten, then had a bad game against Lake Albert, who were on fire, and an unlucky loss to Young on the weekend,” Munro said.
“The coaching staff still have complete confidence in us and it's up to us senior players in the squad to pass on that confidence to the younger ones.”
Munro sat out last weekend’s game through suspension, along with Dan McKenzie, but both will be back on deck come Sunday afternoon against Junee at the Mia Sports Field.
The team has been on the road in recent weeks and is welcoming their return back to their home turf against the bottom-placed Jaguars.
In more good news, the team hopes to welcome back Adam Raso to the side after pulling out late last weekend with a knee injury.
However, Daniel Alampi is still out injured and Aidan Amato is unavailable.
United are currently in sixth spot and will need to win each game from here on out if they are a chance of making the Football Wagga finals.
While Junee are languishing at the bottom of the table, Munro said now was not the time to think any game would be in the bag.
“We're just looking to put in a solid performance and get the three points,” he said.
“Junee are a tough side.
“They surprised us a few weeks ago and I think they surprised Henwood Park on the weekend aswell, so they're definitely not going to make it easy for us.”
Inconsistency has been United’s downfall this season, but Munro is confident the team has the ability to get the job done for the remainder of the year.
He said the key would be playing and training as a solid unit, as well as focusing on getting back to where they were not that long ago.
“Football is a simple game, so if we can get back to doing the basics right, we'll be okay,” Munro said. Kick off is at 3pm on Sunday.
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