IN a prelude to their opening match of the Victory League, Devonport City faces the Tilford Zebras in round three of the Steve Hudson Cup.
City coach Chris McKenna said it would be a more competitive match than his side's first two and a good chance to see what the Zebras have on the pitch.
"They have arguably the strongest side in the Victory League," he said. "They've got a lot of depth and have been going pretty well and putting away the goals.
The Srikers play Burnie United in the North West Summer Cup today and will look to rotate fewer players through the bench against Zebras to get 90 minutes of soccer into as many players as possible.
Launceston City coach Dane Hudson is after the same effort from his side as last week when it takes on the Northern Rangers' Northern Premier League squad.
"I'm not concerned with Rangers as far as what they are trying to implement," Hudson said. "We have our own bridges to build and hopefully the opportunity will exist for that to happen."
Home side Launceston United plays the Prospect Knights in the day's opening match. Both sides conceded heavily in the opening two rounds against Victory League teams and will be looking for better defensive efforts.
Knights have several injury concerns from last week with Pip Atherton, Trent Mitchell, Matt Heald and Nathan Butler all failing to last 90 minutes. However, goalkeeper Gallagher Innis returns as does striker Mitch Duffy.
Riverside Olympic played good soccer against Rangers last week but will have to step it up against reigning Hudson Cup title-holder South Hobart.
Weekend games - Launceston United v Prospect Knights at 11am; Launceston City v Northern Rangers (NPL) at 1pm; Tilford Zebras v Devonport City at 3pm; South Hobart v Riverside Olympic at 2pm (ground 2).