Wagga City Wanderers have set their sights on avoiding this year's wooden spoon.
Eight rounds remain in this year's NPL Two competition and the Wanderers find themselves on the bottom of the ladder, just one point behind Brindabella and Weston Molonglo.
The mission to avoid a bottom-placed finish begins in Canberra on Saturday when the Wanderers take on Brindabella Blues at Melrose Synthetic.
Wanderers coach Dave Leonard admitted the focus for the remainder of the season had switched to avoiding the bottom of the table.
"Absolutely. We want to put a bit of pressure on ourselves as a playing group because we've certainly been playing well enough to get some results, we're just not getting them," Leonard said.
"In the inner sanctum, we know we've been doing that, we just need to start putting it together and getting some results. A little bit of reward for effort."
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The Wanderers defeated Brindabella in Wagga last time and will go into the game with high hopes of notching their third win of the season.
"Definitely. It would be nice to get another one up on those guys," Leonard said.
"We spoke about putting the hard yards in for this last round. It would be a good way to finish this (second) round and start fresh (for the last).
"We had a get together Tuesday night at training and told the guys what we wanted and expect for the last round and what we want to get out of it as a club and group as well. It's definitely along the lines of we certainly don't want to come last."
The Wanderers will welcome back Alvaro Kelechi (suspension) and Josh Timothy-Nesbitt (ankle) but lose James Klein (unavailable) and potentially Jake Ploenges (shoulder).
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