Greater Western Sydney have not given up all hope of forcing their way into the top eight as they prepare to face North Melbourne on Sunday.
GWS are sat in 15th place on the ladder, some 16 points behind eighth spot and are priced at 125/1 to win the grand final this season.
It has been a tough start to the season which has seen coach Leon Cameron move on with Mark McVeigh taking charge for the rest of the season.
The interim coach has made some changes to the way the Giants go about things and veteran star Callan Ward says they have not given up hope of getting on a roll and climbing the ladder. But it will have to start with a win over the struggling Roos on Sunday.
"There's a long way to go," Ward said ahead of the game. "At the moment we're just trying to find that consistency, trying to get better every week and trying to train really hard.
"We'll try to nail the education side of our defence and our attack, and who knows what can happen? If we can win a few in a row and really get on a roll, who knows?"
North Melbourne have won just one game all season and have lost the last 10 on the bounce but Ward says they are still a dangerous side and GWS will need to be at their best to take the points.
"Their football is actually pretty good, like, their best football is really good," Ward added. "They're a bit like us at the moment, they're a bit inconsistent, but against Melbourne they had a really good first half and they've proven they can compete against the best sides. There's no doubt we'll have to be on our game."