Bulldogs coach Warren Lloyd has predicted tough times in the coming weeks but believes his improving side can deliver against reigning premiers South City this Saturday.
Tossed aside in a 72-0 thrashing by the Bulls last year, the Dogs have taken a relaxed approach in the lead-up to a defining game for the fledgling side.
“We only had the one training session last week and will have our two usual sessions before Saturday, but it’s going to be an interesting game,” Lloyd said.
“The bye killed the momentum a little bit to be honest but we’ve just got to have a good attitude and keep that (Kangaroos) win fresh in our minds.”
Lloyd identified the threat presented by South City’s unerringly mobile pack and challenged his side to match their physicality in the middle if they were to stand a chance at Harris Park.
”They’ve got flashy outside backs who thrive off quick ball, so we’ve got to contain them in the middle and stop them getting a roll on,” Lloyd said.