Show me what you’ve got – Nth Qld’s Ferguson
North Queensland Fury coach Ian Ferguson wants his players to start making his job harder.
The Fury, still placed on the bottom of the A-League table, need to start winning games if they are any chance of pushing up to the top six and that begins with all players putting pressure on each other for starting spots.
Ferguson has urged the squad to ‘show him what they’ve got’ and make his job difficult when has to put together a starting line-up.
''Show me what you've got. Force yourself into that team and stay there. Make it hard for me to put you out,'' he said.
''It's opportunities, it doesn't really matter who's out, it's the players that are available and the ones who want to take the opportunity to go out there and do a job.”
Ferguson added that he believed his side are quite good to watch when advancing towards the forward third but knows very well that games cannot be won when defending lets the team down.
“We're actually quite entertaining going forward, where the problem is, is the defence,” he added.
''And when I say defence I mean all over the park, because you defend from the front and make it hard for teams.
''That's what we have got to do, once we lose the ball we've got to be disciplined to get back into a formation.
''I think that's what's been letting us down the last couple of weeks and we'll be working very hard on that in the next couple of days.''
The Fury host Adelaide United tomorrow night and a win would pull them off the bottom of the table.
''We've got an opportunity, they're two points ahead of us so if we get a win it's pretty simple, you do the maths we go a point ahead of them and get off the bottom of the league,'' Ferguson said.