GOLD COAST coach Guy McKenna says he hasn’t needed to do anything special with his players ahead of today’s AFL QClash against Brisbane.
The Suns head into the Metricon Stadium match as favourites to end a five-match losing run to the Lions.
The game will be the first chance the Suns have to show they’ve bypassed their northern big brother.
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Suns coach Guy McKenna told the club’s website the premiership points, not the bragging rights, are the primary focus going into today’s game.
“It’s like I said to the boys, there is four points on this and if we want to play the style of football we want to play we have to play that each week, whether it is a milestone or a QClash,” he said.
“You have to turn up to play each week. You can’t just come up to play Brisbane; that is our mentality.
”I don’t think I have to build it up from my side of things. I think the players get and understand it.”
Today marks the first time McKenna and Justin Leppitsch square off in the coaches box but McKenna is confident his boys has what it takes.
“Our recent history at home has been good. The supporters have been rewarded by that and they’re starting to come through the gates because there is something exciting on-field.
“That has certainly been our message to the players leading into this week, and hopefully they can come off the ground and be proud of their efforts.”