Blues keen to repeat winning performance

CAN the Blues repeat last week's performance when they take on Burnie in State League football at Windsor Park today?

That's the question foremost in the minds of football followers after Launceston put in its best showing of the season so far with an 80-point thrashing of Devonport last week.

This week the Blues face a tougher opponent in Burnie who will be trying to extend its winning streak to six matches with a victory over Launceston.

"We're looking to string a couple of good performances together - the boys have got a bit of confidence now so consistency has been the message we've been trying to put through to the boys this week," Launceston coach Scott Stephens said.

"It is always a challenge coming up against Burnie - I'm not 100per cent sure how their side will look with McKenna suspended and Barrett injured.

"With Andy Lee not playing and Rohan Baldock not playing it is a bit of a different Burnie side, but nonetheless there are still 22 players that need our respect."

Stephens said his focus as coach had not been on the opposition as much as on his own players and their quest for consistency in their football.

"I'm more focused on our boys and getting a consistent performance and playing the footy that we want them to play," he said.

"We will focus on our intensity and the defensive aspect of our game and the consistency will come as a part of that."

Corey Sheppard faced a fitness test for a quad injury after being a late withdrawal last week.

Casey Reissig will return after showing good form in independent school football being best on ground in St Patrick's College state SATIS premiership win over Hutchins last weekend.

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