Ahead of tonight’s meeting between the clubs at Hindmarsh Stadium, where the Reds have won their past seven, Coolen insists that he is remaining cautious of a very capable Heart outfit.
“I don’t think there’s too much difference between some clubs in our league and they can definitely play real good football and have real good football players,” Coolen said.
“Of course they haven’t won for awhile so their confidence will be a little bit less, but they are still a dangerous team that put a lot of speed in the game, so it will be tough like every game.
“You need a kind of game plan against every team and we have one for tomorrow, but next to that it’s more important for our team, especially when we have the ball, that we play our own system and our own formation,” Coolen added.
“But you have to respect the quality of the opponent and we blocked that in the last game (against them) so we’ll try and do that again tomorrow, but the most important thing is how you react as a team yourself when you have the ball.”
The Reds will welcome back Daniel Mullen to the starting line-up who has come into replace hte injured Robert Cornthwaite in central defence for tonight’s clash – kick-off is at 7:30pm local time (8:00pm AEDT).