No need for Giant changes: Cameron

GWS coach Leon Cameron is not expecting big changes to the squad for next season.
GWS coach Leon Cameron is not expecting big changes to the squad for next season.

Leon Cameron says he'll sift through the ashes of Greater Western Sydney's regressive season before committing to wholesale changes.

The Giants' AFL finals hopes were brutally put to bed by St Kilda at the Gabba in a 52-point win on Friday night, with Cameron's men unable to find a goal after half-time.

Last year's grand finalists finished the season with three straight losses, Cameron admitting they had to "regain the respect of the football world".

With reduced list sizes likely next season, Cameron said it was too soon to say how many changes would come as a result.

"No doubt there will be some changes ... but I don't see it as a huge list overhaul," he said.

"We need to regain the respect of the footy world; you don't lose it altogether but clearly ... we're supposed to be playing finals every year and we've done that pretty well the last four years.

"But our effort and consistent performances haven't been there, so we have to look at everything that's gone wrong and make sure we correct it so we're ready to go."

He remains confident free agents Jeremy Cameron and Zac Williams will remain at the club despite both in demand elsewhere, while he said Heath Shaw would "wait for the dust to settle" before deciding whether to play on.

Cameron was pleased with captain Stephen Coniglio's response after being dropped and said he would retain his leadership role next season.

Australian Associated Press