Fraser: Room for growth


Northern Blues senior coach Josh Fraser runs through the opening six weeks of the season. (PHOTO CREDIT: Edward James)

DESPITE sitting with a 3-1 record after four games, Josh Fraser and the Northern Blues believe there’s room for growth.

For the second time under Fraser’s lead, the Blues are on the positive side of the ledger after the season’s opening month.

However, speaking to the Instant Steel Solutions coach’s report, Fraser said the big cause for optimism was how much improvement there was to come in Northern’s game.

“I don’t think we’re playing our best footy, and we’ve been able to get three wins. That in itself is pleasing,” Fraser said.

“The growth and maturity in the group around winning and what it takes to win is the most pleasing part.

“We’ve got a lot of improvement left in us.”

With narrow wins against Geelong and Collingwood in the opening two rounds, the Blues bounced back from a disappointing loss to Werribee with a victory over North Melbourne.

Having had two byes in the opening six weeks of the season, Fraser said he was looking forward to some continuity for Northern — on the back of a strong start to 2019.

“It’s largely been positive,” he said.

“I’ve been pleased with the players’ mindset and attitude to get better.”

For Fraser’s full comments on the season so far, Tom Wilson, Frank Anderson and more, watch the video above.