Force hope Cann explodes in QBL double header

IPSWICH Force coach Terry Lindeberg has backed misfiring sharpshooter Luke Cann to get his radar on target in this weekend's QBL double header.

Coming off an embarrassing 123-84 loss to Mackay last week, things don't get any easier for the Force when they host the Townsville Heat tonight at the Ipswich Basketball Stadium.

The boys from Ipswich then back up tomorrow when they head south to face pool rivals Gold Coast Goannas.

If the Force are any chance of improving on their 1-2 record they'll need a vast improvement from Cann, who went 0/9 last week and is hitting at just 22 per cent this season.

Lindeberg believes it's only a matter of time before the 23-year-old rekindles the form that saw him average more than 20 points per game with the Bundaberg Bulls last year.

“The problem with Luke is that he's his own worst enemy, he's very hard on himself,” Lindeberg said.

“I told him he's going to come good.

“He just needs to stay confident and things will turn around.”

The Force coach isn't as confident about his team's chances in tonight's match, conceding he's already got one eye towards tomorrow's game against the Goannas.

“If the game's out of reach then we'll see what we do, but we could rest players,” he said.

“You have to have that in the back of your mind.”

Ipswich's women's team also faces a tough ask tonight, with the Townsville Flames the defending national champions.

Tonight's women's game between the Force and the Flames tips off at 5.15pm, followed by the men at 7pm.



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