The second-placed Reds host the bottom-placed Fury in Week 18 of the 2010/11 A-League season and Coolen says the attacking way the Townsville team play will make it a difficult prospect for his side.
"If you look at the whole season, they are one of the teams I prefer how they play," Coolen said of North Queensland.
"They play great football, they have a lot of good individual players but they have problems sometimes at the end of the game, unlucky sometimes.
"The way they prefer to play the game, they are a tough team, it will be a real tough game for us."
And Coolen said that he expects Brazilian left-back Cassio to be right to play despite a training mishap today in which he injured his ankle.
"We don't think it's a big problem, but at the end of the day, you are never 100 per cent sure," Coolen added.
"We'll make contact with him in the morning but I think he will be there tomorrow.
"It is not a muscle problem, it's a knock and it takes a few hours to recover from that.
"But of course if a player is not 100 per cent, then you can't play with him."