MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18: Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge is seen during the round 13 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium on June 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Mike Sheahan believes the Western Bulldogs should be placed under the microscope following their disappointing start to the season.

The Bulldogs have managed just the four wins from the first 11 rounds and sit 14th on the ladder, with Sheahan wanting more pressure to be placed on the the club.

“They’ve escaped scrutiny because we’ve always been targeting other clubs,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“I don’t know whether it’s lack of public interest or not, but they certainly deserve the microscope.

“I think if they continue this year the way they have gone for the first half of the year, there will be some big decisions made at the end of the year.”

Sheahan added that coach Luke Beveridge has an “expiry date” whilst finding some time with being a premiership coach.

He believes Beveridge is losing his credits as coach, with the Bulldogs failing to return to finals since their 2016 premiership season.

“I would say it’s three years, and this is Bevo’s third year since the flag,” he said.

“If I were Peter Gordon (Western Bulldogs president), I would be going to people and saying ‘what’s happening here?’”

The Bulldogs have a week off in round 12 with a bye, before facing last-placed Carlton at Marvel Stadium on June 15th.