Temora coach Jake Wooden wants a more all-round performance to ensure his side stays in the premiership hunt.
The Kangaroos play for their season against East Wagga-Kooringal at Robertson Oval on Sunday.
After a second half fade out against North Wagga, Wooden wants to see Matt Wallis given the chance to shine.
Joint leading goalkicker in the competition this season, Wallis was limited to just the one goal in the 60–point loss to the Saints on Saturday.
Wooden has implored his midfield to stand up or risk going out in straight sets.
“We will have to be at their best this week for sure and definitely the midfield will have to lift their game with big Hully (Nick Hull) in the ruck,” Wooden said.
“He’s probably the number one ruckman in the comp so we have to work on a few things this week.
“Definitely our midfield and trying to get that delivery into the forward line as quick as we can so Wally isn’t getting two or three players on him.
“Just the one-on-one.
“We have to find other avenues to goal as well as he can’t be kicking on all our goals.
“If we rely on him to do that we probably won’t be winning so we need to spread the work load a bit more.”
The Kangaroos looked dangerous early against the Saints, kicking five goals in the first term, before losing their way without Jack Irvine in the forward line.
Irvine kicked three before succumbing to a hamstring complaint in the second quarter.
However after being put on ice at half-time, Wooden believes Irvine will be on deck to face the Hawks
“He’s hoping to play this week,” he said.
“I probably won’t know until Friday night but will give him every chance to get ready and make that call.”
Irvine has had scans but the initial response has been good.
“He seems confident that he will be right as it’s not sore today (Monday),” Wooden said.
“When you do a hamstring you are normally pretty sore.”
Wooden also missed the clash with a calf complaint but will tackle the Hawks.
“I’ll definitely be playing this week,” he said.
“I’ll get through a full week of training and I’ll be good to go.”
Named to play last Saturday, he elected to take a conservative approach knowing the team would be playing this again this weekend.