Star forward says he is confident of better results in front of goal this year.
Travis Cloke says at time last season he was “disgusted” at his own form.
However, in the wake of the stark admission, the Collingwood Magpies star backed himself for a least a “10 per cent improvement” in 2014.
Cloke said he made a concerted effort to seek the adivce of others in the off-season, saying he has trained with former Magpies forward and NFL kicker Sav Rocca.
“I would be pretty upset if I didn’t improve my percentage,” Cloke said. “Last year I kicked around 50 (per cent). If I can get that up to around 60 (per cent), that’s the 10 per cent increase I’m looking for.
“That’s pretty drastic, but I think I can do it.
“The way I have been kicking over the last couple of months, I’m really looking forward to getting out there and putting it to the test because I am starting to get some results for once and it’s actually pretty exciting.”
Cloke kicked a woeful 68.51 from 139 shots (included misses) last season ad his 10 per cent increase would see him bad 81 majors for the 2014 AFL season.
The forward said he lost a golden chance of winning the Coleman Medal last season, something he is keen to rectify this year, starting against the Magpies first game against Fremantle this weekend.
Cloke finish with 81 goals for the season.
“I probably kicked it (the Coleman Medal) away last year with the amount of points I kicked,” he said.
“I was frustrated because I was putting in the work, but wasn’t getting the rewards.
“I was quite disgusted with it, especially the first two thirds of the season. There was a fair bit of improvement in the last third of the season.
“I sat down with certain people at the club and we went through the smallest techniques, all of the videos and we knuckled down to a regime.
“I try to have a minimum 100 shots at goal a week. We’ve got a running tally that we keep in my training, so I can look back and see how I am going.”