Launceston Tornadoes coach Derrick Washington is calling for calm in the midst of a six-game losing streak.
It's the worse run for the club in more than five years.
The grand finalists of last season have slumped to 16th and could fall to last should Diamond Valley only win.
"It's not frustrating at all," the coach said in response to questions of how desperate the 3-13 side is to win for the first time since May 17.
"It's just a different group.
After winning twice in the opening five games of the season, the Tornadoes' form has extended to one victory in the next 11 appearances.
The average losing margin has been 28 points and six defeats have surpassed that mark, with a season-low 47 points just two games after the side's second win.
Washington was adamant confidence is not an issue.
"The progress is really coming about okay," he said.
"Looking at us statistically, the players are actually doing better than they started on the local side while our two fit imports are doing well.
"Just that health has been an issue for us, but overall the players are progressing where I want them to be. The morale is there - the players still want to compete."
The task against Kilsyth undoubtedly has been made tougher with the return of former Tornadoes superstar Lauren Nicholson to Elphin Sports Centre on Saturday.
Nicholson averages 22.9 points for the Cobras on the back of a 25-point campaign for Launceston that earned the final SEABL MVP award.
The 26-year-old is not long off a season-high 39 points.
"It will be good to see Lauren back," Washington said.
"She's a very good player, MVP last year, but we're ready to compete against her."
Nicholson called it quits at the end of last year, telling the club she was seeking a contract in Europe following two seasons in Launceston.