Lachie Neale is sure a battle with the best midfield in the AFL will keep Brisbane on task as they prepare to play in front of a sold-out home crowd for the first time in nine years.
The Lions' (3-1) clash with Collingwood (2-2) will see the return of last year's captain Dayne Beams, who is set to play after missing last round with a migraine.
Fans have responded to the Lions' encouraging start and entertaining style, with the Easter Thursday clash likely to be their first sell-out since 2010.
An MCG loss to Essendon last weekend dampened things a little, but newcomer Neale says the side's focus is in the right place.
"I don't know if winning three games of footy can make someone or a team get ahead of themselves," he said.
"Guys aren't getting complacent at this stage of the season.
"They've played in front of big, loud noisy crowds, it'll just be nice that this week they'll be cheering for us."
Neale has registered an AFL-best 155 disposals across the first month of the season since joining the club from Fremantle.
He will have his work cut out at the Gabba against a Collingwood engine room already featuring Scott Pendlebury, Steele Sidebottom, Adam Treloar and Taylor Adams, with Beams only bolstering that.
"There's some absolute weapons in there," he said.
"On paper the best midfield in the comp so that's exciting for our guys to come up against them."
Australian Associated Press