Blues confident against winless Tigers

INTENSITY and attack on the ball and the opposition will be the focus for Launceston as it takes on the Tigers in their State League clash at Windsor Park today.

Scott Stephens.

Scott Stephens.

The Blues are chasing their second win of the season against the winless Tigers.

"It's been a tough couple of weeks and we've probably played the top three sides the last three weeks and have been on the wrong side of the ledger which is disappointing," coach Scott Stephens said.

"I'm pretty confident our boys have learnt a lot out of those games and hoping we can put some things into practice this week and have a good solid performance and get a win.

"It's important that a young side continues to get wins on the board to keep the motivation levels and enthusiasm around the place up."

Stephens said it was not all doom and gloom as the club rebuilds this season and there were positives in its performances, despite its 1-3 start to the season.

"We've showed through periods against the top sides that we're in games but it is our lapses that are really costing us," he said.

"We're trying hard to educate the players and seeing some vision and training accordingly and hoping we can rectify those sooner rather than later.

"It's really just about our intensity - especially our attack on the footy and on the opposition with the footy.

"If we can maintain possession and show us a willingness to get the ball back off them that will give us scoring opportunities and hopefully a lead on the scoreboard."

He said their mental approach needed to be the same regardless of playing the bottom side.

"We'll be going in with the same mindset no matter who we are playing against and we've been hammering that home this week.

"We've done a fair bit of homework on the Tigers this week so hopefully the boys have a fair idea of who they are coming up against.

"It is a new entity but we're confident the boys are up to the challenge."


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