Guy McKenna expects his players to play mind games with Collingwood star forward Travis Cloke on Saturday.
Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna says his side will focus on Collingwood forward Travis Cloke and attempt to “get in his head” in the Suns’ all-important clash with the Magpies on Saturday.
Cloke admitted to having confidence issues in regards to his football earlier this year.
McKenna said he expected his defenders to get in his head to try put the big full forward off his game.
“If I was playing, I’d like to think I could (get in his head),” McKenna said.
“Cloke’s got a new routine with his goalkicking, which we’ll certainly remind him about – hoping it’s going well for him, when he’s having his first shot.”
McKenna likened Cloke to former Magpie Anthony Rocca, saying they were both “spiritual leaders” who on their day had the ability to lead their sides to victory.
“He’s a dangerous player for them,” McKenna said.
“He reminds me of Anthony Rocca, he was almost the spiritual leader of Collingwood.
“When Anthony Rocca played well, Collingwood played well.
“You know what you get out of (Dane) Swan, (Scott) Pendelbury, (Dayne) Beams …. but I reckon when Travis Cloke lights up, the rest of Collingwood lights up. He’s certainly a big focus for us.”