After three losses and outside commentary continuing to heap pressure on the Titans, five-eighth Kane Elgey has explained that the onus is on the playing group to turn it around with four games remaining in season 2017.
Elgey returned via the interchange bench in Round 20 against the Panthers and has played the last two matches in the number six jersey. The Tugun junior discussed the stop-start year the entire club has had but also knows that can’t be used as an excuse.
“We’ve had a fair bit of bad luck this year,” Elgey said. “From round one to now we have used a stack of players.
“I have missed two patches this year and was out for an extended period with the sternum injury.
“It’s on us. We need to get behind each other and turn it around.”
The Titans were within reach of the finals up until a fortnight ago but the 23-year-old knows that a strong finish to the year will help confidence leading into 2018.
“We’ve had a chat about it and we are looking for four wins to finish the year which will help us look to 2018.
“It’s been a tough year personally. I’ve been disappointed in myself but I’m trying my hardest. My confidence is down but I’m continuously working on it and trying to be better each week.
The Titans travel to Sydney this week to take on a Dragons side who are looking to stay in touch with the top eight after what has also been a rough period for the red v.
“We need to go play for play with them. We play our best footy when we throw the ball around so hopefully we get into the match and can do that.”