GRIFFITH Blacks coach Clint Robertson has warned his men they will be facing a team with "nothing to lose" when they take on the Leeton Phantoms at Coro Club Oval tomorrow.
With Leeton needing a win this weekend to have any chance of making the semi-finals, Robertson said their last regular season match was going to be a tough one.
But despite the Blacks having a guaranteed place in the semi-finals, Robertson said losing was not an option tomorrow.
"I'm expecting a win with a bonus point and Leeton to get none anything else would be unacceptable," Robertson said.
"Last time we beat them 19-0, and if we had got a second half, who knows what would have happened I'm looking to come away with five points under our belts this weekend and move into second place on the ladder."
With nearly a full contingent expected to take to the field this weekend, Robertson said he wanted to use tomorrow's match to build momentum ahead of the finals.
"We're still short a position in the top, but we should have almost a full contingent," Robertson said.
"We're still waiting to see if Dahl Browne will play he played five minutes last week, but then we took him off because of his hamstring, and Matt Moon is still a question mark with his broken finger. But we should have a full pack of forwards with Junior (Ashby) back.
"There's no way to knock us out of the finals, but I'd like the boys to go in with some momentum."
Leeton is currently the cellar dweller of the Romano's Cup competition, but Robertson said they weren't a team to be taken lightly.
"This could potentially by their last game of the year and I'm sure they want to go out with a bang - they've got nothing to lose," he said.
"They beat Young last weekend and Young gave us a beating, though we only went down there with a team-and-a-half. It's going to be a good grudge match and we won't go in there thinking we should belt them, because if we did that we know what the outcome would be.
"They'll be tough and they've got some big Islander boys who are a formidable bunch and won't leave anything on the paddock."
Robertson said he was happy with how his squad was playing at the moment but unforced errors inside their own 40 were still costing them.