Carlton ruckman Cameron Wood says Mick Malthouse’s sacking has underlined no-one’s future is guaranteed at the AFL club.
Malthouse was axed last week with the Blues struggling with just one win for the season.
Wood, who was brought to the club by Malthouse from Collingwood, said the players were moving on and right behind interim coach John Barker.
In Barker’s first game Carlton delivered an improved performance against Sydney despite a 60-point loss.
Wood said the team didn’t plan to waste the remainder of the season and recognised some would be playing for their careers.
“I guess when the coach gets sacked you start to wonder about yourself but hopefully that spurs you on to play better,” he said.