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This weekend the Bulldogs NYC side will travel to Brisbane to take on the 8th placed Broncos and after coming off a heavy defeat last week to the Panthers, the young Dogs side will be looking to bounce back and make sure they head into the first week of the finals with form under their belt.

Its vital we go up there with a good attitude because you dont want to go into the semis with an average performance, said Andy Patmore.

They did beat the Brisbane side in round 11 and although some of the team stats from that night werent in their favour, it was the boys belief and moments of individual brillance, which go them the two points in the end.

There coming off the back of a loss which ended their nine game winning streak and although it may be a minor hiccup, Coach Andy Patmore knows his side are capable of producing better footy.

After the disappointment of last weekthe side is hungry to fix a couple of those issues, said Patmore.

The top eight has already been decided for the Holden Cup, but the final positioning in the top four is still yet to be decided. A win could see the Dogs finish in either second or third, but a loss will see them finish in fourth position and with that in mind the boys will no doubt be doing everything they can to finish the regular season on a high.

It will be a tough road trip after coming off a loss and with a short turn around, the week will be about recovery and making sure every box is ticked to have the best possible preparation they can.

It will be an easier week in regards to how much running the boys do, but the primary focus will be on nailing your own preparation, said Patmore.

Its a great opportunity for the young pups to bounce back and get back to the footy we have seen them play over the recent months and head into the first week of the finals with plenty of confidence and momentum. It will be a challenge, but one the team should look forward to.

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