Fury on all levels as coach hits hard over soft effort
NORTHERN Fury coach Ian Ferguson will ring in the changes after his side’s bitterly disappointing loss to the FNQ Heat in their last NPL Queensland outing.
The former A- League mentor was furious with the lacklustre effort in the 5- 1 loss to their North Queensland rivals and has put players on notice ahead of today’s trip to face Brisbane City.
What disappointed the Scotsman most was his team’s inability to match it physically with their northern neighbours and he plans to shake up the team ahead of this weekend’s must- win match in Brisbane.
“Confidence is not the issue, the issue for me was more the manner in how we approached our last game,” Ferguson said.
“I’ve let the team know in no uncertain terms that if they’re going to go missing in games I’ll bring in players from the under- 18s. Everybody will be on notice, I don’t care whether you are one of the experienced ones or the younger ones.”
He has demanded players in today’s line- up to be ready to do the dirty work.
“I want somebody that will go out there and give me everything,” he said.
“I don’t care who people think they are or how good they think they are, you’ve got to have that physicality in games. They might not be the best technically but if they go out there and give me 100 per cent I’ll stand by them.”
Meanwhile in the North Queensland Football Premier League, ladder leaders MA Olympic return to playing with a home clash against Ross River, Brothers host Wulguru and secondplaced Warriors meet Burdekin at Melrose Park tonight. Saints Eagles Souths and Ingham meet at Aitkenvale Park tomorrow afternoon.