DESPITE sitting equal last in Group G, the Central Coast Mariners haven't given up hope of progressing to the second round of the Asian Champions League competition.
The A-League Premier's Plate winners have just three points from their three matches in the ACL competition, but have a great chance to notch a win against Chinese side Tianjin Teda (also on three points) at Gosford tonight.
The Mariners have been buoyed by re-signing veteran Daniel McBreen for the 2012-13 A-League season, the 35-year-old saying everyone at the club realised the match against Tianjin was a "must win".
"We know we need all three points. They're obviously a good team, but we've been pinpointing some areas where we believe we can take advantage," McBreen said.