Central Coast intent on bouncing back in ACL

Central Coast Mariners are determined to bounce back against Kawasaki Frontale in the Asian Champions League tonight.

Central Coast Mariners are determined to bounce back against Kawasaki Frontale in the Asian Champions League tonight.

The Mariners were easily beaten 5-0 at home two weeks ago by the Japanese outfit but want to put that performance behind them with a much-improved display in Japan.

“After being skittled 5-0, the boys have been pretty down but we have to get a bit of pride back in our performance,” said Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna.

“We have to do that and get some confidence in each other and, after a humiliating defeat, show the Japanese we can play.”

After a result like last time, there is no surprise that McKinna will alter his starting line-up in a bid to freshen things up.

“We’re going to make a few changes, we have to,” he added.

“The boys that have been doing well at training will have their opportunity now…after a bad performance it’s always boys that put their hands up that can get a spot.”

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