LAUNCESTON veteran Scott Stephens is treating tomorrow's State League preliminary final against Burnie as potentially his last game for the club.
The 30-year-old, 176-gamer, and former captain said his playing future was uncertain for next year with a change of employment on the cards.
"I'm certainly going into this finals series like it's my last game - next year is too far away to tell," he said.
"I have to weigh up where I go with my footy for next year, heading down a different path in career and I need to put my time and energy at the end of this season into that.
"If footy is something I want to continue with then I will have to work something out with the coach for next year."
Stephens said the Blues were expecting another tough contest against Burnie and were looking for a consistent, four- quarter, one-on-one performance.
"We're probably not running on all cylinders at the moment and just need a contribution from all 23 for us to have any show of progressing through this week and of winning the premiership.
"We really need to focus on everyone in the team playing their role and contributing to the team."
Stephens said the Blues would need to be willing to take some risks and use their foot skills and leg speed to break the game open.
He expected to play a role up forward as well as having a run through the middle against the Dockers, depending on the Blues rotations and whether Tim Bristow comes up from his hamstring injury and Jake Smith from a knock received last week.