CLEARING THE HURDLE: The Fire’s Bradley Cronk in action against Far North Queensland earlier this month.
CLEARING THE HURDLE: The Fire’s Bradley Cronk in action against Far North Queensland earlier this month. Jason Dougherty

Loss to Jets spurs huge change at the Fire

FIRST-year Fire coach Paul Arnison will resist making wholesale changes to the side that suffered an embarrassing 7-0 loss to Moreton Bay Jets last week.

Arnison said he will make minimal changes to the NPL side ahead of tomorrow's showdown with Olympic, hoping last week's annihilation motivates players into action.

"I want the players who were out there on the weekend to go and prove a point to me and the people watching that they can do it and that last week was a one-off," he said.

One player who will certainly be missing from the line-up is Kaine Frew, who is serving a one-week suspension after receiving a red card in last week's game.

Arnison said he would use last night's training session to test players in Frew's midfield position but would not name a side until Sunday.

"We've got a good idea of who's going to come in, it's just a matter if it goes alright today at training," Arnison said.

Despite last week's blow-out loss, Arnison said there were positives to be taken from the game.

He watched the match Monday with technical director Melvyn Wilkes and said his side showed positive signs in attack.

"We gave them four or five of their seven goals and on the other side of the coin we missed, in the first 15, 20 minutes of the game, we missed six chances," he said.

"I'm not saying we would have gone and won the game but if we cut out these silly mistakes that are giving teams chances to score goals and we take our chances at the other end it helps us."

GAME DAY

Sunshine Coast v Olympic

Tomorrow, Kawana Soccer Club, 3pm

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