Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew says his AFL team must keep attacking as they seek to end a 10-game losing streak.
Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew insists his AFL team won't put the cue in the rack as they seek to keep attacking and snap a 10-game losing streak.
The Suns' 42-point loss at the SCG on Saturday was an all-too-familiar story for Dew, who watched his charges challenge Sydney throughout the opening half then fade out.
The hosts booted eight goals to two after halftime while feasting on a stack of turnovers from Gold Coast.
The Suns now host Richmond and Adelaide before tackling Carlton at Marvel Stadium in a match that could potentially decide who takes home the wooden spoon in 2019.
Dew suggested a positive finish to this season could bring rewards in 2020.
"We're certainly not putting the cue in the rack. We're trying to get every last drop out of them for the next eight weeks," Dew told reporters.
"I always feel like when we compete we're not far from a win but three quarters won't cut it.
"What we do in the next eight weeks in that regard (style of play) will hold us in good stead for next year.
"Spirit is still high. Motivation and mood is still good but that's not to say we're sitting here going 'That's OK, that's another one (loss)'. We've just got to keep working."
Dew will keep imploring his team, who currently sit one win above last-placed Carlton, to take the game on.
"We tried to be a bit more aggressive with our ball use. Some of it came off but they really made us pay when it didn't," Dew said.
"We don't want to go into our shell, try and close the game down.
"We'd rather live on the side of having a go at it, rather than trying to play slow and lock up the game."