Northcote City head coach Goran Lozanovski will not give up on escaping the drop while it is still possible.
Consecutive losses to Richmond SC and Hume City have left Northcote two points from safety with two tough fixtures in Bentleigh Greens and Oakleigh Cannons remaining to end the season- but Lozanovski believes it can still be done.
“As far as I’m concerned, we’ve got to keep moving forwards and looking forward to the next game and hopefully get a result and if we can leapfrog them [Richmond], then it’d be a bonus,” he told MFootball.
“We need to be physically fitter and stronger to get some sort of result.”
“We’ve been touch and go for the last two or three weeks and we’ve just fallen short, but we won’t die wondering.”
Lozanovski reiterated that regardless of the club’s league fate this season, he is looking at the bigger picture and looking to help develop City in the best way possible.
“There’s a lot of good things going on off the park, getting some new lights installed, trying to get our main pitch returfed and relevelled and some fencing done,” he said.
“Like every other club in Victoria, they’ve got their own challenges internally. Trying to structure a club and get the right people on board to push the club forward.”
“At the end of the day for us it’s building a good culture at the club.”
“My plan from the start when I came back to Northcote, if we do go down, is to rebuild and get us back where the club belongs.”
“It’s going to be a challenge coming into the offseason keeping everyone on board and having a solid preseason towards either NPL or NPL2.”
Northcote’s final home game of the season takes place against Bentleigh on Saturday, 3pm at John Cain Memorial Park.