NORWOOD returns to action this weekend as they face the Bloods in Round 10 of the SANFL Maccas League on Saturday afternoon.
After comprehensive wins against the Eagles and Centrals, the Redlegs find themselves fourth on the ladder on equal points with South Adelaide.
The Redlegs who will be relatively fresh after coming off the bye, travel to Richmond Oval on Saturday afternoon in search of their fifth win in a row.
Speaking to Norwood coach, Jarrod Cotton he admits his side is “raring to go” as the Redlegs aim to notch up their second away win of the year.
“Saturday will be another great challenge for us,” Cotton said.
“The competition is that even at the minute that you’re two games away from top or two games away from seventh. It’s a really good competition to be involved in and it’s a challenge every time you face any team especially away from home.
“For us it’s about sticking to the process and making sure we do the team things first and get the job done.”
Whilst Cotton admits Norwood is definitely heading down the right track, he also believes that West Adelaide is capable of matching it with any side in the competition and believes his side will need to be at their very best to overcome a tough and disciplined Bloods outfit.
“West are a very well drilled team especially on their home deck,” Cotton said.
“Their (West Adelaide) forward line is really dangerous; they have some really good smaller players amongst some classy tall players as well.
“All over the ground they have some quality players, so for us it’s about making sure we can match them with our effort and intensity level.
“If we get those two components right we definitely think we can get the job done.”
Despite coming off the bye, Cotton said that Norwood’s preparation for the match has differed slightly however admits the week off has mentally refreshed his side as they head into the busy period of the year.
“Obviously last week’s training was pretty solid,” Cotton said.
“We tried to focus on as much match simulation as possible along with working on our fitness.
“I guess the break has really rejuvenated the playing group, especially because it’s such a long year.
“Overall, the boys are pretty excited about playing again as we prepare for Saturday.”
Norwood face West Adelaide on Saturday the 9th of June at City Mazda Stadium in Round 10 of the SANFL Maccas League at 2:10pm.