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Essendon coach James Hird still believes he is the right man for the job, despite Essendon slumping to a fifth straight loss, after yesterday’s 110 point loss to St. Kilda.

Hird’s position as Essendon coach is sure to come under fire after another dismal showing by the Bombers, but the under siege coach remains steadfast in his belief that he is still the best man for the job.

“It certainly puts pressure on me, no doubt,” Hird said after the loss.

“As a coach I think when your team is not performing, you’ve won four and lost nine, the pressure comes on.

“I still believe I can coach this group. That’s my own belief, whether it’s other people’s belief, we’ll see.

“I’m not worried about the pressure that will come on me because it can’t be much more than it’s been previously. I’m just disappointed for our supporters and players.”