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All the small things

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June 23, 2017

Tatura coach Jamason Daniels is going back to basics to help The Bulldogs turnaround their string of losses.

After seven straight losses by less than 15 points, Jamason Daniels is going back to basics at Tatura.

The Bulldogs host Shepparton tomorrow and Daniels is adamant his side needs to do the simple things right.

‘‘We have probably overused the football too much, we just need to move the ball quicker and give our forwards more of an opportunity,’’ Daniels said.

Although that task will be made all the more difficult with a host of changes.

Che Walls (groin), Jaydan Thewma (ankle) and Jamie Jones (quad) headline a list of outs, while Jayden Armstrong and Charlie Hill will play their first games.

Reserves captain Dylan Minutoli will also feature for the seniors, while Paul Kirby will add invaluable experience.

‘‘We are going in with a young side, so we will give it a crack. We have nothing to lose and plenty to gain,’’ Daniels said.

Daniels knows it will be no easy feat with Shepparton having won six of its past seven matches.

‘‘They are a really good side, they are well spread across the board, but I do think we will be up for the challenge,’’ Daniels said.

‘‘The Bears are well coached and are in a good position at the moment.’’

Brad Campbell’s side thumped Mansfield by 61 points last week.

‘‘We are still striving to improve and produce a few more consistent performances,’’ Campbell said.

The second-placed Bears have put the emphasis on themselves this week, focusing on what they need to do to become better.

‘‘We respect the opposition every week, but what we aim to do is concentrate on ourselves and if we do that we will continue to become better as a club.’’

The Bears are expected go into tomorrow’s clash unchanged.

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