THE training and talking is done - now for the big dance.
That's the mentalilty of the Bendigo Football Netball League side ahead of Saturday's Worksafe Country Championships clash with Gippsland at the QEO.
Coach Rick Ladson put his side through a short and sharp final training session at the QEO on Thursday night and there was a sense of excitement amongst the group.
"Tonight was all about getting a feel for the ground and blowing out a few cobwebs,'' Ladson said.
"The boys moved the ball really well and they're keen to hook into it on Saturday.
"I continue to be impressed by just how much this group wants to play for the league. They can't wait to get out there on Saturday."
Kangaroo Flat wingman James Saville was cleared to play after passing a fitness test with flying colours.
The BFNL's strong fleet of midfielders moved the ball with precision at training and Ladson was hopeful that's where his team would hold an edge on Saturday.
"We're confident we've got a good mix of midfielders,'' he said.
"There's plenty of players we can rotate through the middle.
"If our midfielders can get on top then we've got a very talented forward line that will be hard to stop."
Gippsland, coached by former Castlemaine and Bendigo Bombers midfielder Harmit Singh, arrives in Bendigo late Friday afternoon.