Medhurst positive on Fever
Medhurst positive on Fever

West Coast Fever captain Nat Medhurst insists she has no regrets about moving to the Perth ANZ Championship franchise, despite disappointing results.

Medhurst was the marquee signing who many believed would lead the Fever into finals for the first time in their history.

But instead West Coast go into their final fixture of 2014 against the Central Pulse on Monday night at Challenge Stadium chasing just their fourth victory.

"It's obviously been disappointing," Medhurst said.

"I don't think expectations of us wanting to make finals were unrealistic.

"There's been a whole lot of different reasons for what has happened and why we have ended up where we are.

"I have changed clubs before so I do know that different combinations when you do put them together, they do take time to develop and I think having a few changes due to injury and having different line-ups all around the court have affected that.

"But I think we still should have been in finals or at least close to and we have got no one to blame but ourselves.

"What's made it frustrating for everyone is that we can play some absolutely incredible netball, but when we take a backward step we probably go a long way back and it's hard to recover from."

The Australian Diamonds goal attack has had an underwhelming season by her lofty standards, scoring 180 goals from 226 attempts with 123 assists.

Medhurst was benched by outgoing coach Norma Plummer in their heavy loss to the Northern Mystics last round.

"I certainly would have liked to have done more," she said.

Medhurst said there was plenty to prove against the Pulse.

"For us it's just about playing for each other and to finish with a bit of pride," she said.

"It's been our consistency throughout a game that's cost us this year and for us that's the big focus, is making sure that we really step up and deliver."

Medhurst said she hoped most of the list would stay, believing the squad was capable of achieving success.

"We can really make some inroads next season," she said.

"I absolutely love Perth, I'm glad I came over here, the husband's happy, so that's always a good thing."

┬ĚThe Fever announced yesterday that recruit Chelsea Pittman would not return next season.

The West Australian

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