Buccaneers to focus on football after tumultuous week
INTERIM coach Kieran McKean is adamant the Wide Bay Buccaneers can put a tumultuous week behind them to perform in their biggest game to date.
Buccaneers' foundation coach Tim Lunnon was sacked on Tuesday, just three games into the club's first Football Queensland Premier League campaign.
McKean and visa player Ben Brookfield were installed as interim coaches, and already they and assistant coach Steve Bates have made changes.
McKean, a former United Park Eagles coach, said players had no choice but to focus on football.
"That's all we can do, we have to best prepare for this game," McKean said.
"We need to improve.
"Everyone was upbeat and strong when we trained on Tuesday night but every position is up for grabs.".
The squad is now training three times per week, and McKean suggested changes to the club's starting lineup could happen as all positions in the under-18s, U20s and seniors are up for grabs.
"We're not up to speed," McKean said.
"We're training three times a week to try to catch us up, and there's a few little things we've talked about until a new coach is appointed. We'll twig or tweak the formation a bit and see what we can do to make it easier for the boys."
The Buccaneers host Logan Lightning at Martens Oval, Bundaberg, tomorrow in a game that will be broadcast live on Football Queensland Facebook page.
It could also double as Ben Wilks' club debut.
Wilks landed at Hervey Bay Airport on February 15, but the former Gibraltar league player has been sidelined as he waited for an international clearance.
It is understood Wilks has now been granted a provisional clearance, which will allow the 25-year-old winger to take the field.
"He's travelled with us to two away games, he is a club man, and he's been an enormous help throughout the week," McKean said.
"He's trained strongly."
Kick-off is at 5pm.