SAVUSAVU Football Association president Gopendra Narayan has issued a stern warning to his players to turn up to training or miss out on games.
The northerners managed to secure a point in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League last weekend when they drew 1-all against Nadi at Labasa's Subrail Park.
They had lost their first match 1-4 to Suva at the same venue but bounced back to hold Nadi which had beaten Labasa earlier.
This weekend, Savusavu travels to Viti Levu to face Lautoka and Nadroga respectively. Narayan said they were looking forward to the games but wanted all players to train together for it.
"Before the start of the league, the weather was not good and so we were okay if players did their own training as long as they maintained their fitness," he said.
"But now the weather is good and we want everyone to train together so that all players are aware of the game plan."
He said players who failed to turn up to training this week would not be considered for the Viti Levu tour.
"We are targeting for either a win or a draw in the games against Lautoka and Nadroga because we want to return home with some points.
"We will not take players who do not turn up to train with the side but just want to go along for the ride."
Narayan said he was pleased with the senior players in the side who were working hard for the district.
"Veteran players like our goalkeeper Irshad Khan, Jope Lomu and Waisale Rasoki are making a comeback, they have maintained their fitness and are helping the district.
"We hope the other players start turning up for training so that we train as a team and play as a team," he said.
Savusavu faces Lautoka at 3.30pm on Saturday at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka and then Nadroga at 1.30pm on Sunday at Churchill Park in Lautoka.