Lauderdale coach Darren Winter says his side isn't too far off the money as it looks to make good on two consecutive grand final losses to North Launceston.
Once certainties to finish as minor premiers, the Southern Bombers dropped four games in five weeks to finish in second spot before finding form at the right time of the year.
Gritty one-goal victories over Glenorchy and Launceston bookended a 37-point semi-final loss to North, leaving Winter confident his side will fire on the day that counts.
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"I don't think they're that far ahead of us," the former Clarence premiership star said.
"We'll need to get a lot of things right on the weekend to challenge them, but we've done a lot of hard work over that six weeks to get things back in line to where we want them to be so we'll be pretty confident going into the game.
"We've beaten them twice this year already, this year they've beaten us twice so there's certainly no fear going into the grand final with North Launceston.
"We were really confident going into last year's grand final and we will be this year too."
The Southern Bombers named an unchanged line-up for Saturday's 2pm clash with star utility Ryan Wiggins (quad) headlining the big names set to sit on the sidelines.
Match-winning forward Thor Boscott (knee) hasn't played since round one but was a conspicuous inclusion on Lauderdale's emergency list, with Winter hinting the 24-year-old remained some chance of a fairytale return.
"Thor's trained for two or three weeks now and he's been training flat out but it would be a big call," Winter said.
"Realistically probably not but what we know is Thor is the heartbeat of the team - if there's an opportunity to bring him in we could.
"He would be a 50-50 if that, but we'd love to have him in the team."
Young gun Tyler Martin kept his spot after playing his first game of the season last weekend as a late fill-in for Jeremiah Perkins, while ex-Adelaide Crow Sam Siggins was named at full-forward following a match-winning performance in the preliminary final.
Lauderdale remain in search of of their maiden TSL premiership but are the only side to have made finals every year since 2012.
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