BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19: Lions coach Justin Leppitsch looks on during a Brisbane Lions AFL training session at Giffin Park on February 19, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Brisbane’s bizarre preparation for Blues clash

Brisbane has tuned up for its clash with Carlton by blaring crowd noises and music through its speakers at the Gabba during training to help mimic a “hostile environment”.

The Lions have been horrendous on the road so far this season, losing to West Coast, Geelong, Western Bulldogs, Port Adelaide and Melbourne by an average of 65 points.

The ploy is an attempt to familiarize themselves with the pressure they will be under on game day.

“We are doing some different things out there today, some crowd noise going and some different things to try and get used to a hostile environment,” coach Justin Leppitsch said on Thursday.

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“But a lot of it is between the players’ ability to think and concentrate through that pressure and still be able to perform our tasks.”

Brisbane faces the Blues at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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