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Vidler’s focus on learning curve

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November 10, 2017

Despite sitting on the bottom of the ladder, Shepparton United captani Dwain Vidler is confident his side can record its first win of the season this weekend.

Shepparton United is not at all worried about the noise surrounding the club, despite its winless start to the season.

The Haisman Shield cellar dweller is 0-5 and tomorrow it does not get any easier coming up against Numurkah.

United will make the trek up the Goulburn Valley Hwy to face the competition’s fourth best side and visiting captain Dwain Vidler knows his side will be up against it, but he is confident his side can bounce back after last week.

‘‘We are a young side, the boys are learning at the minute and to be honest our start to the season hasn’t been that bad, apart from last week,’’ Vidler said.

‘‘We couldn’t give a s**t what everyone thinks about our results, we just want to keep improving, and when our young boys get the chance in the next few years, they’ll be there to grab it with both hands.

‘‘We were no good against Kyabram and I am sure the boys will be able to bounce back this week as we go in unchanged against a good side with a very good batting order.’’

The Blues have three batsmen inside the competition’s top 20 with captain Liam Gledhill, Shaun Downie and Dylan Grandell all averaging more than 30 with the willow in hand.

Surprisingly, the Blues sit ninth with only 687 runs scored across five games, but they are the competition’s second best-side with the ball.

Numurkah has only lost one game, to ladder leader Katandra, while it bounced back to win last week, making light work of Northerners.

Gledhill will have been pleased with his side’s start to the season, and despite going in as heavy favourites the Blues will need to be on their game.

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