Blues urged to be intense

LAUNCESTON coach Scott Stephens wants to see his side repeat its intensity at the contest and willingness to tackle the opposition in its State League game against Devonport today as the Blues chase their third win of the season.

After a convincing win over the Tigers last week Stephens said the Blues would go into the game with some confidence but needed to continue to work hard to gain success.

"I have been trying to get into the boys is not to be too complacent with a victory and have said to them when we lose we need to work hard and when we win we need to work harder," Stephens said.

"We will go into the game with the same recipe as last week with our intent and willingness to tackle and get the ball back off the opposition.

"If we can come out with the same mindset it will put us in a good position to attack and hopefully get a win."

Stephens rated Launceston's performance last week as probably its best so far this season but said inaccuracy in front of goal took the gloss off it.

He expected the Magpies to play a fast, attacking brand of footy and to move the ball quickly but said if wet conditions eventuated it could turn the game into a bit of a slog.

Devonport coach Max Brown also forecast a good tussle between two young sides.

"We've both had some ups and downs to the season and we're looking forward to the contest at the Devonport Oval and with not a lot of footy happening on the Coast hopefully we can get a few people along to see two up- and-coming sides," he said.

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