GREATER Western Sydney is preparing to play "life and death footy" across the final six rounds as the Giants try to extend their finals streak to five seasons.
Last year's losing Grand Finalist sits outside the top eight with a sub-100 percentage as a result of last week's shock 41-point drubbing from Sydney.
Coach Leon Cameron's contract status subsequently became a talking point, given there's only a handshake agreement in place on a new two-year deal.
"That (external discussion is) going to be there, but, again, that's going to be no issue – that's always been agreed upon," Cameron said.
"I just don't think people understand the complexities of the new soft cap at the moment, with how you're dealing with that and what it's going to look like with current staff.
"Until there is pen to paper, they're always going to ask questions, win, lose or draw, but as (club CEO) Dave Matthews and (chairman) Tony Shepherd have said, and I've said all along, that'll be done and there are no issues."
Cameron said the personal criticism didn't bother him and that after a defeat such as the Swans one "you've got to cop your fair whack".
GWS should regain Toby Greene (hamstring), but there is uncertainty around ex-captain Phil Davis' recovery from a knee setback, while Matt de Boer (hamstring) is still another week off.
More important, Cameron said, after a week of "home truths", was finding a solution to the Giants' inconsistent form, which required a "better system going forward" and more disciplined defence.
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However, he proved he hadn't lost his sense of humour when asked how he planned to handle red-hot West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui at Optus Stadium on Sunday.
"I was thinking about putting Shane Mumford on top of Sam Jacobs' shoulders for about 100 minutes," Cameron joked.
"He's a superstar, he's in great form and he's exciting to watch, but we feel we can come up with some appropriate plans to make sure that combination of Naitanui and (Oscar) Allen doesn't hurt us."