Coote’s warning on finals
“But we’re not looking that far ahead at the moment, we’re taking each game as it comes and preparing for the next game.
“I think when it goes closer we’ll focus on the finals more.”
Coote said the team’s focus was purely on Parramatta on Monday, and they were keen on avoiding a similar start to round 13.
The Eels ran rampant against the Cowboys, scoring 30 points in 45 minutes, but will likely be understrength with Anthony Watmough ( out for the season), Chris Sandow ( released) and Corey Norman ( knee) missing.
Bookmakers Sportsbet have the Eels at a whopping $ 8.50 to win against the Cowboys in Townsville on Monday.
“I’ve touched on it many times that it’s really important we prepare right and obviously our focus is on defence,” he said.
“We’ve been pretty slack in that, not against Manly but the weeks before that, and we can’t come out again and have a slow start against Parra this week.”