Lynch says Eade ‘ right man for job’
GOLD Coast Suns standout Tom Lynch has backed underfire coach Rodney Eade as the man for the job beyond this season.
The Suns dropped to 15th after another frustrating loss on Saturday at home and now sit three wins outside the top eight.
Despite calls for Eade to go, Suns co- captain Lynch nominated the playing group as the party responsible for another lacklustre campaign.
“All the playing group fully supports him,” the key forward said. “The players have let themselves down. He’s coaching really well and the players are fully supporting him.”
A tight loss to Collingwood on Saturday, made more frustrating by the fact they fought back to lead midway through the contest, has the Gold Coast slipping further away from a maiden finals appearance.
But Lynch is more frustrated in his own form and wants his teammates to win back some respect by performing consistently.
“We have spoken about it for far too long now, but we know we have to keep on trying and getting rid of those inconsistencies,” he said.
“We are heading in the right direction.” That direction is north this Saturday, when the Suns meet the Western Bulldogs at Cazaly’s in Cairns.