LAUNCESTON midfielder Tim Bristow admits his side's form has not been its best in the past few weeks but still believes the Blues can go into tomorrow's State League qualifying final against Burnie with some confidence.
The Dockers hold a 2-1 record this season and beat Launceston by 21 points the last time the two teams met at Windsor Park three weeks ago.
``Our form hasn't been great in the past four weeks and not up where we expect ourselves to be but it's a different story come finals time I suppose,'' Bristow said.
``Not having to travel is always handy and I think AFL Tasmania made the right decision to move the game to Aurora Stadium because of the condition of the West Park ground.
``Aurora is in mint condition all year round so we're aiming to train there over the next couple of weeks because our ground is pretty similar to West Park.''
The 26-year-old Campbell Town District High grade 2-3 teacher has played about 135 games with the club and is a key cog in the Blues midfield - but described his form this season as mediocre.
``It's been a bit of a struggle and I've been up and down but hopefully I can come good over the next few weeks when it matters,'' he said.
``It's been a bit of a mixture with my role - mainly through the midfield and going forward and I had one game in the backline to just try to free me up from the tag I seem to carry around most weeks.''
Bristow said the Blues started well last time against the Dockers adhering to their structures and taking the game on.
``But we went back into our shell and got comfortable and you could tell by the game scores they clawed their way back into the contest and ended up running over the top of us.''