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Gold Coast City fullback Jaiden Walker says his side must avoid complacency when they face Sunshine Coast on Saturday night.
It’s first versus last in the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland when league leaders City host winless Sunshine Coast at Duncan Mckenna Field.
The match will be City’s second against Sunshine Coast based opposition in as many weeks following last weekend’s Westfield FFA Cup win over Caloundra FC that saw City qualify for the round of 32.
City fullback Jaiden Walker says it’s vitally important that his side do not underestimate their opposition.
“Even though they’re coming last it only takes one game for them to turn things around, we’re just going to concentrate on the game itself and take it one step at a time, hopefully we can get the result.”
“We can’t get ahead of ourselves at all, especially if we want to go on and win the comp this year then we can’t drop points at this stage of the season, we look upon this game as crucial,” Walker said.
City have previously met Fire once this season when City ran out 4-0 winners at Sunshine Coast Stadium in round four.
Walker highlighted the importance of his side being clinical in front of goal and remaining focused throughout the entire ninety minutes in Saturday’s match.
“We’ve got to take our chances, we do have the weapons up front that can win games for us but we’ve just to be more clinical,” Walker said.
“Remaining switched on for the full 90 is key, there’ve been certain periods over the last few weeks where we’ve gone hiding a little bit so if we can straighten that out that’d be a major positive for us.”
A win will see City maintain their grip on top spot on the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland ladder.
PlayStation4 National Premier Leagues Queensland – Round 14
Gold Coast City FC v Sunshine Coast FC
Saturday, June 17 | 6:30PM
Duncan Mckenna Field, Palm Beach
Gold Coast City FC Squad: 1. Matt STEIN, 2. Riley DILLON, 3. Oskar DILLON, 4. Martin VAZQUEZ, 6. Roman HOFMANN, 7. Justyn MCKAY, 8. Curtis STOLLERY (in), 11. Nik MIRKOVIC, 12. Rhys SAUNDERS, 13. Austin LUDWIK, 14. Benjamin LYVIDIKOS, 15. Eoghan MURPHY, 16. Thomas MILLER (in), 20. Joshua LANGDON (in), 21. Sam SMITH, 22. Jaiden Walker
Outs: Matthew SCHMIDT, Jarrod KYLE, Jacob BOUTOUBIA, Garion VOGEL