Griffiths expects North Qld to be hard to beat

Despite a first-up loss to Sydney FC at home, North Queensland Fury are going to be hard to beat this season according to Rostyn Griffiths.

The Fury went down 3-2 to the Sky Blues at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday after widely being tipped to struggle in 2009/10.

But the club’s first goal scorer, Griffiths, believes that the fight the players showed will hold them in good stead for upcoming matches.

''We have still got injuries and people to come back and once we have got a full squad to choose from it is going to be even harder for the manager to pick players,” he said.

''But if people aren't getting more wary now then I don't know when they will.

''If we have to start beating teams all the time then that's what it's going to take, but I think we will and once a couple of games have gone and people have got more confidence, I think we will be competitive for most things.''