Power won't take mercy into match with Maryborough
AUSSIE RULES: Bay Power will take an understrength team to Port City Park on Saturday but there will be no rest for the AFL Wide Bay leaders.
Coach Michael Gay has outlined his team's plan for the clash with bottom- ranked Maryborough Bears, but "have mercy” will not be found on the team's whiteboard before first bounce.
The Power, who has won 10 of 12 games and hold an eight-point lead atop the ladder, but Gay said there were plenty of things to work on as his side enter its third six-week block.
"We haven't got a bad draw, but without looking too far ahead we're just trying to work up to what we want to do as far as how we want to play the game and what contingencies we put in place,” Gay said.
"We want to be on top of it all with three weeks to go, and hopefully we'll be on top of it by then. We've got KPIs we work to in terms of positional stuff, as well as on-field like stoppages, clearances and turnovers. That's what we're looking at and that way we know where they're at.”
South Queensland squad member and captain Josh Wheeler, Marcus Dyson, Michael Walsh and Glenn Bailey are expected to be sidelined.
Gay isn't too concerned. He said he would tinker with several positions using the club's depth.
First bounce is at 3pm.