ANOTHER SHOT: Brian Waters playing in the Gladstone against Bundaberg Basketball game at Kev Broome Stadium.
ANOTHER SHOT: Brian Waters playing in the Gladstone against Bundaberg Basketball game at Kev Broome Stadium. Brenda Strong

Power coach challenges players to finish well

PORT City Power men's coach Derek Rucker has given his team one last goal for the season as the end of the year arrives.

The task is simple, win one more match.

The execution though is going to be fairly difficult.

Travelling with a bare minimum on the road to Cairns and Townsville, the Power will be without a number of players due to work and injuries.

The biggest name of all missing is Cardell McFarland, who flew out headed for his next club, leaving with only a lone win for the Gladstone outfit.

"Cardell is gone so Brian (Waters) will take over the main guard role and he knows what to do," Rucker said.

"He gets the opportunity to return to Cairns where he was and show what he can do."

While Rucker admits the overall result is not as important as improvement and players putting their name forward for next year, he wants another win.

He has been in negotiations to return as coach next season, although nothing is certain as yet.

"One win would be successful, that is our goal," he said.

"The players are the reason I want to continue to come back next year."

The Power were defeated earlier this year by 42 in round one by Cairns and 11 by Townsville in July.

Power road trip:

  • Saturday - Away at Cairns at 6pm and 8pm
  • Sunday - Away at Townsville at 11am and 1pm