EAGLEHAWK coach Luke Monaghan won't dwell on the loss of star forward duo Kain Robins and Matt Gretgrix.
While disappointed Robins and Gretgrix have left Eaglehawk, Monaghan said their departure to Heathcote District Football League club Mount Pleasant would help to create a more unpredictable Hawks' forward line.
Gretgrix (71) and Robins (50) combined for 121 of Eaglehawk's 248 goals in the Bendigo Football League this year.
"They are quality players and quality people, but have made the decision to leave Eaglehawk and play in a lower standard of football," Monaghan said on Saturday.
"That's their decision and as a football club, we accept it and move on.
"If you look at our goalkicking this year, those two kicked 120-odd between them, so we've got to find a way of replacing that.
"But also, we could have been a little too predictable in the way we went about it and maybe now we can be a little more unpredictable.
"If you look at sides like Golden Square and Strathfieldsaye, they had multiple options of players who could kick goals.
"Obviously, now our recruiting will be based around getting in guys who can kick goals, but it's also exciting with what we could do with our forward line."
Monaghan admitted the fact Robins and Gretgrix had left to play under two-time Eaglehawk coach Derrick Filo at Mount Pleasant would cause angst for some Hawks' supporters.
However, Monaghan said that was football recruiting.
"Derrick is doing his job and we've got to do our job," Monaghan said.
"There's probably some people around the community who won't be happy with him, but I'm sure the people around the Mount Pleasant community will be really happy with him."