Brisbane Roar defender Josh McCloughan has described Suncorp Stadium as a ‘ghost town’ and says the current crowd situation is a real concern.
Just under 6,000 fans turned up for the Roar’s clash with Adelaide United at the 50,000-capacity venue on the weekend, adding to the club’s poor crowds throughout the season, and McCloughan believes it needs to be addressed.
"It's like a ghost town at the moment. We really appreciate the support and vocal backing from those who are there but it is a huge concern," McCloughan told au.fourfourtwo.com today.
"I accept part of it is that you need to give the fans a reason to come back but the ticket prices have been lowered and there is no real competition.
"I think it is an issue in the A-League elsewhere too, Melbourne aside maybe."
Despite the poor crowds and a loss at home to the bottom side, McCloughan is confident the club can fight back and it starts this Wednesday with a midweek clash at home against North Queensland Fury.
"I felt we totally dominated against Adelaide on Saturday and then got hit with the sucker punch at the end of the game. We were devastated as we felt we had played some good football," added McCloughan.
"It still stings and it doesn't sit well when I look at the table.
“We need three points and we'll be giving everything to get them. North Queensland are a team that work extremely hard for everything and they have that big threat in Robbie Fowler.
“He is a quality player and I think you only really see what a player is really like when you're there at the game," he concluded.