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Hird says Bombers can still play finals

Essendon coach James Hird believes his side can still feature in September action despite a poor start to the year.

“I think you get to a point in the year when you say that finals are definitely not possible, but it is possible,” Hird said on Tuesday.

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“We still think it’s possible but at the moment we’re not worried about whether we make the finals or don’t make the finals.

“We have to play a certain way and get our players playing to a certain ability and that’s what we’re focusing on.”

Essendon sit 13th on the ladder with four wins and seven losses, including three consecutive defeats.

“If you’re losing as a coach you will get pressure,” he said.

“We’re not where we thought we’d be this year, we thought we’d be in a better position, and I fully expect that that pressure comes onto the coach.

“It’s fair that if you don’t win, people look at the coach.”

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