AFTER a sluggish start to the Central North season, the Gunnedah Red Devils have found their rhythm.
Dropping games to Narrabri and Inverell early in the season has set the Red Devils on a winning run.
In the three weeks since that loss to Inverell, the Red Devils caused an upset against Pirates, accounted for Quirindi and knocked off the unbeaten Moree Bulls.
However, despite excelling in the challenging month, coach Daniel Martin believes this weekend's clash against Walcha will be the team's hardest.
"Mate, it has been a pretty challenging month so far, but I'm so proud of the boys," Martin said.
"To win those three was great and now we will go up to Walcha.
"Hopefully we will have a bit of a spring in our step and hopefully we can put on a show up there as well."
Martin said a key focus for his side during Saturday's game would be to shut down Walcha's inside game.
"Walcha have been able to score a lot of their tries through their wingers and outside runners," he said.
"So if we can prevent the ball getting out there by shutting down their inside game, we will go a long way to being competitive.
"At the moment there is a lot of belief around the whole club and a lot of desire to play for each other."
Martin said "line speed, communication and defence" were also areas he wanted his charges to focus on in Saturday's game.
"I think if we can do those three things well, like we have the last few weeks, then we should go pretty well," he said.