Giants unfazed by ‘background noise’ surrounding Cameron’s job security

With GWS sitting at 1-4, Leon Cameron’s seat is starting to sizzle as the pressure begins to mount on the coach.

Cameron is in his ninth year as the Giants’ head coach and the narrative throughout his tenure has been that his team – despite its abundance of talent – has generally underperformed.

Giants co-captain Josh Kelly has heard that story time and time again and he and the whole club have been supporting the coach throughout, and this time is no different.

The 2017 All-Australian was delighted with Cameron’s work ethic and attention to detail when asked about his job security.

“It’s not the first time he’s been talked about, and I think one thing that’s unreal about Leon is his consistency – he’s one of, if not, the toughest worker in the building. , he always prepares us as well as he can and gets us in top shape to play,” Kelly said on sports day.

“All of this talk is just background noise for us and for Leon right now, we have a game plan that he puts in front of us, and we just have to go out and execute that, so that’s our goal at the moment. moment.”

The Giants’ struggles have been intense so far in 2022, but Kelly believes their pitfalls go beyond the main tally numbers.

The 27-year-old is adamant that the group’s mermaid-to-mermaid effort needs to be lifted if they are to get back on track and right the ship.

“We understand that our performances haven’t been good enough, it’s small parts of the game and then it’s bigger parts of the game,” he added.

“Our front half and our rolling game are not where they need to be at the moment, those things have definitely been at the forefront of the agenda.

“It’s about being aware of those big areas, but also the smaller efforts that haven’t been consistent enough at times.

“Our contested ball is good, our clearance rate is good at times, but it’s just about keeping it going over four quarters.”

Cameron’s side will host striker Toby Greene when they meet St Kilda at Manuka Oval on Friday night.

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