Pride a factor in Central Coast’s final ACL match

Central Coast Mariners will be playing for pride when they take on Tianjin Teda in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday night.

Central Coast Mariners will be playing for pride when they take on Tianjin Teda in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday night.

The A-League club has taken just two points from five matches in the group stage and sit on the bottom of the Group H table so tomorrow’s game is more for pride than anything else and to get that elusive first win in the competition.

"The boys are desperate to win, we're not treating this match as a dead rubber," Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna said.

"We haven't won for a while, we've been so close several times so Tuesday night means a lot to the club.

"I think it's a bit of a mental thing for us but our goal is to finish on a positive note and repay the fans who have stuck with us."