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Weller opens up on the Saints' "yips" in front of goal


St Kilda midfielder Maverick Weller says him and his teammates are leaving no stone unturned in their attempts to solve the clubs goal kicking deficiencies.

The Saints have been plagued by their inability to convert in front of goal, highlighted by the worrying numbers that sees them sit last in terms of goal kicking accuracy.

According to Weller, the group are working hard to eradicate the problem both from a technical and mental perspective.

“We’ve got the yips at the moment. We’re missing those easy goals and putting our whole team under pressure,” he told SEN Mornings.

“We’re absolutely doing as much as we can, we couldn’t kick any more balls, I can assure you of that.

“We’re doing a lot of mental sort of training around it as well. Blokes are trying to find a bit of a routine and just getting some consistency with it all.

“All we can do is work at it and the boys are definitely doing that so hopefully soon we can turn it around.”

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Alan Richardson’s side have kicked 69 goals and 100 behinds, averaging a paltry nine goals a game which makes them the least potent attack in the competition.

It’s fair to say Richardson and company are in desperate need of a win to snap their three match losing streak and record their first win since Round 1.

They will get their chance against Collingwood on Saturday night at Etihad Stadium.

Listen to Maverick Weller's chat with Kane Cornes in the player below

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