Eric Hipwood and Dayne Zorko celebrate after a Brisbane goal in the clash against Carlton on July 7. Picture: Glenn Hunt/AAP
Eric Hipwood and Dayne Zorko celebrate after a Brisbane goal in the clash against Carlton on July 7. Picture: Glenn Hunt/AAP

Hot Lions to focus on process against Geelong

BRISBANE won't be taking its new-found form for granted in today's away clash with Geelong.

The Lions have won three of their past four and pushed last year's grand finalist Adelaide last weekend.

But Brisbane skipper Dayne Zorko says the Lions aren't focused on the four points available in Geelong, rather the process needed to perform at their best.

"The boys are playing really well at the moment. We are hoping to build on that," Zorko said ahead of the Lions' training session at GMHBA Stadium yesterday afternoon.

"We can't be worried about that (the four points). We have to worry about our approach for the whole four quarters and then hopefully get a result on the back of it.

"We have to get our process right, make sure that we worry about what we have to do and not the result.

"That's what we have done since the break. We will worry about the way we play."

The Lions have not won at The Cattery since 2003, when Geelong coach Chris Scott and assistant Nigel Lappin both played for Brisbane. Cats assistants Matthew Scarlett and Corey Enright featured in blue and white hoops that day.

While the Lions may be 16th with just four wins, today looms as one of their better chances of finally breaking their GMHBA Stadium curse.

However, Zorko is acutely aware the finals-contending Cats are unbelievably tough to roll on their home deck.

"They have played some really good football, have beaten some really good teams," he said.

"They've got some really good players we are hoping to match up against, that we are aware of. But we will just focus on our own game and execute our system as best as possible."

The Lions have been boosted by the return of key defender Harris Andrews and veteran Luke Hodge for today's match.

Andrews, 21, would seem likely to take the job on in-form forward Tom Hawkins, who bagged seven goals in Geelong's come-from-behind win over Melbourne last Saturday.


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