Adelaide Assistant Coach Nathan van Berlo says the improvement of two young midfielders is a positive to be taken out of the loss to the Gold Coast on Sunday.

Although the Club was frustrated with the result against the Suns, van Berlo said he was impressed with the efforts of Sam Berry and first-year player Jake Soligo.

Berry finished the match with 25 disposals and seven tackles, while Soligo collected 20 possessions.

“I thought Sam Berry was really strong for us on the weekend,” van Berlo told the media on Tuesday.

“He’s been one who’s been working hard on getting that inside and outside game and using the power and strength that he’s got.

“To see the improvement from him… He got rewarded for effort because he’s getting more and more confident.

“Jake Soligo is another one who’s come in and played some wing minutes for us and held up really strongly.

“Our fans and supporters see how clean and composed he is with the ball in hand.

“Our fans and supporters see how clean and composed he is with the ball in hand.

“For a small guy, he’s a tough little bugger, he’s one we’ll definitely give some exposure (on ball).”

Van Berlo said players and coaches were disappointed with how the game ended after getting within 13 points with just seven minutes remaining in the match against the Suns.

He conceded there was plenty to work on and the Club was “not accepting the margin that happened”.

“We feel that frustration as much as what our Members and Supporters do, the players do as well,” van Berlo said.

“The players and us as coaches, we understand where we are at in that regard and we are going to keep chipping away at it.

“We are a Club that wants to win.

“We sit there and say we want to teach these guys winning habits.

“It is deflating to go down the way we did and there’s definitely things we need to do better. 

“We are not accepting the margin that happened.”