RODNEY Eade has no concerns the Brisbane Lions could physically intimidate his Gold Coast team on Saturday, saying anything over-the-top would be "senseless".
Eade said although the Suns would "fly the flag" if necessary, their main focus would be attacking the football and bagging their fourth straight win.
The Lions have been aggressive in the build-up to the 11th QClash.
Ruckman Stefan Martin admitted there was no foolproof plan to stopping Gary Ablett, but said the Lions would need to get stuck into him physically to curb his influence.
Young forward Josh Schache said they should learn from Mitch Robinson's aggression.
Speaking on match eve, Eade wasn't fazed by the pre-match talk.
"I think the best way to be aggressive is at the footy, and I think we've got a lot of players that have proved they can do that," he said.
"If they want to focus on that, that's fine.
"I certainly don't think our guys will be intimidated.
"(Steven) May and (Tom) Lynch aren't going to be,
"Gary's not going to be. (Jesse) Lonergan and (Michael) Rischitelli and (Aaron) Hall aren't going to be.
"We've built our game on hard work at the contest. I don't think it's going to ruffle our feathers."
Eade said Gold Coast's midfielders would have to support Ablett, but they'd have to be disciplined in doing so.
He paid credit to the Lions' ability to score from stoppages and said the Suns' primary focus would be winning the ball at the contest.
"We can't afford anything to bubble over and give free kicks (away)," he said.
"The main thing is the scoreboard and than an extension of that is winning the ball and controlling the ball.
"Anything outside that is superfluous, it's all hot air.
"If they want to push and shove, you touch the head you give a free kick away, so I think it's senseless really."
Eade said aside from winning the contested ball, the other element to defeating the Lions would be pressuring them into turnovers.
"We've got to maintain that. If we don't, they've got some talented players. We've got to bring that heat."