Cats VFLW captain Michelle Fedele may be sidelined with injury at the moment, but she’s got her finger on the pulse as the Cats prepare for a big clash with Carlton at IKON Park.

Highlight of the week:

Singing the song of course, after a good win on Saturday. I think the last six minutes of the game against the Saints – there’s nothing like a backs-to-the-wall win, and getting it done right.

And how can you go past watching the footy sail through the goals four times in the last six minutes?

What Fedele is looking forward to about the game coming up this weekend:

I’m looking forward to watching the girls play against a really competitive team in Carlton. They had a strong win over Casey, so it’ll be a really good contest.

I’m looking forward to seeing the team capitalise on the things that didn’t quite go to plan last weekend – I’m sure that we’ll put in a concerted effort this week and address the things that didn’t go well.

How the Cats can beat Carlton:

We’ve had some reviews and footage of the game (against Southern Saints) and identified that our efficiency is something that we need to improve. That’s something we’ve addressed this week on the track, just doing some old-school drills, sharpening our skills up.

If we’re converting our opportunities from the outset, knowing everyone’s work rate is going to keep the ball in our offensive half, we’ll be hard to beat. That’s the key to beating Carlton.

Paige Sheppard is a player to watch, according to captain Michelle Fedele. Picture: Arj Giese

The Cats player to watch:

I think Paige Sheppard has been super consistent all year. She’s played a number of different roles, and I feel she’s going to have a huge impact over the ensuing weeks.

A message to the team:

We’ve just got to play the way we’ve played all year. It’s the reason why we’re in the top two and have been so competitive. We play a united brand of football, we play for each other. Everything we do, whether it’s training or on field, we do it the team way with a team focus.