SENIOR Coach David Teague and his coaching staff are continuing to drive a consistent, simple message at IKON Park.
On the back of Carlton’s win over Fremantle last weekend, the Blues are readying themselves for a return to the Gold Coast for their Round 4 encounter.
In terms of who has a spot on the plane, all will be revealed when the team is announced tomorrow.
However, for those attempting to break through for their senior nod, Teague’s advice for the playing group was one he’s said since his first day on the job.
“[We need] consistency of effort and performance: continue to get better,” Teague told media before training on Thursday.
“It doesn’t matter where you play or where you train, you’ve got to go out there and get better. It’s what we need to do as a football club right now.
“We’ve still got a lot of room to grow.
“For the guys who aren’t in the side, they’ve got to keep playing the best football they can play, keep working on the areas they need to work on and make sure they’re bringing their strengths to the table.”
The answer came on the back of being quizzed about the positive form of players in Carlton’s recent VFL practice matches, where the Blues have enjoyed three wins on the spin.
Confirming that Caleb Marchbank would be a returnee in the upcoming practice match against Box Hill, Teague said the message would continue to be ensuring players were ready to go when called upon.
In a week where the taxing impact on a senior coach has been raised as a point of discussion, Teague couldn’t have been more emphatic in his response about those around him at the football club: from players, to coaches, to staff.
“I love my job,” he said.
“Are there moments of stress? Absolutely. [But] I feel really well-supported at this football club… I’ve got great people around me.
“I get a lot of joy out of working with this playing group and the support staff and the coaches.”