Brown boost for Kings
WITH the possibility of seasoned defender Chris Brown returning to the fold, the Tweed Valley Kings are hoping to reinforce their defence for tomorrow’s clash with Palm Beach.
Coach Craig Madden said the team was quietly confident it would come away with a win in the third round of the Gold Coast Premier League, despite a plague of injuries leaving Madden unsure of his final line-up.
“Chris could be back this week which will strengthen the defence,” Madden said.
“He’s been out with a back injury, but he’s a good, strong defender and should be fit to play.
“There are a couple of other niggling injuries as well, but we’re travelling okay. We’ve come off pretty good.”
The Kings will have to up the ante this round after a loss to the Gold Coast Knights in round one and a draw with Broadbeach United last week.
Madden said the round three match was vital to secure points early in the season.
“We’re quietly confident we can get the three points,” he said.
“We need to win this week because they’re a few points ahead of us.
“We’ve had a really tough start to the season and we really need to pick up some points.”
The team knows it will have to work on its focus if it wants to come away with the goods in the match of the round against last year’s minor premier.
“We really just need to be switched on the whole game, not having those little lapses in concentration,” Madden said.
“Palm Beach has had two good wins, it’s only early but it looks like they’re going to play really well.
“It was pretty heavy weather last week so I hope this week will be dry ground.”
Meanwhile, today, Coomera meets Nerang at Viney Park at 3pm, Burleigh Heads clash with Merrimac at Pizzey Park at 5pm, Magic United plays Broadbeach United at Keith Hunt Park at 5pm and Surfers Paradise goes head-to-head with Musgrave at Lex Bell Oval at 5pm.
On Tuesday, Gold Coast Knights come up against Southport at Croatian Sports Centre at 7.30pm.