Western Sydney Wanderers goalkeeper Jada Whyman says the club needs to show more consistency and put away their chances in their upcoming W-League campaign.
Since the Wanderers joined the W-League in 2012/13 the club has failed to make the finals with its highest finish coming in their debut campaign when they came sixth.
However, the 2018-19 season could be a different story after Western Sydney snared Leena Khamis, Kylie Ledbrook and Georgia Yeoman-Dale from bitter rivals Sydney FC.
Matilda Yeoman-Dale has been on fire for Macarthur Rams in the NSW NPL 1 competition with over the 31 goals and Whyman believes that kind of attacking intent has been the Wanderers missing ingredient.
“We came second last this season and it was difficult because we didn’t put the ball away when we needed to," she said.
“But we had the second best defence in the competition which was good.
“In its short history playing in the women’s league, we haven’t been consistent team-wise and coaching-wise and the club just needs to build up a little more.
“There are a few players that have stayed around for the last three or four years so we will just keep building on that, and hopefully have a consistent squad.”
Whyman, 18 is viewed as a future prospect, but heading into her fourth W-League campaign the Australian youth international feels there are areas of her game where she can get better.
“It’s improved since I first started playing,” she said. “But it’s just little things, like getting technical things right and my coach Davide Del Giovine and I have been working on those little things.
“I didn’t have clean sheet in the past season which was difficult. Hopefully I have a better season than what we did last year, I’m looking forward to it.”
This season will be the first time every W-League match will be broadcast.
Together with the landmark pay deal the players earned last season, women’s football is making forward strides and Whyman acknowledged the sacrifices and effort by the players who came before her.
“At the moment it’s really building up,” she added. “In previous years people like Lisa De Vanna’s experiences were a lot worse than what it is now.
“So to see how it is for us young ones, I would like to say thank you for everything she has done for us.”