SOUTH Wagga’s fall from grace last season was no coincidence according to coach Andrew Hull.
He blames laziness for the team’s slip from first to seventh place in the Pascoe Cup competition.
Committing to another season was a no-brainer for Hull, who is not satisfied with a mere taste of victory.
“We were very strong and we started to slack off towards the end,” Hull said.
He has no regrets, treating 2015 as a steep learning curve.
“I’m glad we started to fall,” Hull said.
“They paid for it, they’ve learnt from this and next year they’ll work hard the entire season.”
Hull would like a top four finish to qualify for the Pascoe Cup finals, and believes consistency is key.
“The guys can see what they can do, it’s proven, they just have to keep their heads in the game,” Hull said.
South Wagga’s off-season losses are tipped to be minimal however the team has lost former goalkeeper Stephen Burns who retired at the end of the season.
The team can make do but Hull is on the hunt for a new goalkeeper.
“We do have a player who has good skills in goals, but I don’t think his heart is in it,” Hull said.
He will be encourage the team to play a similar style of football to what they played at the start of 2015, where South Wagga was known for its dangerous counter attack.
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