Gold Coast’s Bleiberg: We need quality and determination

Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg wants his players to combine both their quality and a determined attitude to get the job done against Central Coast Mariners tomorrow.

United suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of league leaders Melbourne Victory last week due to a lack of senior payers on the pitch but they will be buoyed by the return of most of them for the visit of third-placed Mariners and the coach wants an improved attitude to be the first thing to change .

“Last weekend, due to injuries and suspensions, we only had five of the players who took to the field in round one of the competition, so it’s nice to have more to select from this week,” Bleiberg said.

“We had a good discussion yesterday and the players know what they have to do against the Mariners. In our last home game against Sydney we showed great determination and it’s that type of performance we are looking for against the Central Coast.

“If we combine the quality we know we have with a determined attitude, we know we can get the three points.

“But we will have to be on top of our game to get the result we want and everybody knows that. There are a few players coming back in this week which is a big help for us and we will put out the strongest team available to us.

“The Mariners are very effective; tough, organised and difficult to break down, which is illustrated by their defensive record this season. They are a good unit who are well drilled and understand each other. They adjust well to any situation and we have to do the same this week.”

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