JETS are determined to ‘put a positive spin on the end of the season’ says captain Alex Janovsky – starting tomorrow.
Redlands visit Wolter Park, kick-of 6pm, as one of the NPL’s form teams having won their last six games. Jets have lost five of their last six.
But, in the history of the NPL, Jets have won eight, drawn one and lost two of the teams’ 11 encounters – and never lost to Redlands at Wolter Park.
“I definitely think we are up for the battle on Saturday,” said Alex, “we’ve had a good week in training, we’re all positive and looking to finish the season well.
“The mood’s good around the boys. We are a bit low on confidence around the results, but we’ve been in most of the games.
“We’ve just come up a little short in certain areas and been inconsistent throughout the 90 minutes.
“Going forward, we want to put a positive spin on the end of the season and finish off strong for the squad and the club.”
Redlands' form over the last two months has transformed their campaign from relegation candidates to now sitting in seventh, six points ahead of Jets.
“They’ve turned things around and are the form team of the bottom half of the table, winning games and scoring goals,” said the skipper.
“They are full of confidence at the moment and that’s something we need to repel.
“We’re always creating enough chances to win games, it’s a question of keeping them out at the other end. That’s down to teamwork and hard work.”
Rhys Gwynn-Jones, who was a striker before moving back to defence, has reversed the move in recent games – to good effect, scoring twice.
“Rhys has made an impact when he’s gone up top, holding up and getting in the box and scoring goals,” admitted Alex, “it’s a ruthless nature we need.”