MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: John Worsfold, Senior Coach of the Bombers looks on prior to the 2019 AFL round 05 match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Essendon Bombers at Marvel Stadium on April 19, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Essendon coach John Worsfold isn’t content with winning the Bombers’ first final since 2004, he wants the club to be billed as premiership favourites in the near future.

The Bombers currently have gone the longest without a finals win (Gold Coast have never played in a final) and will be hoping to end that streak this season, although that won’t be enough for Worsfold.

“In terms of being premiership favourites, we are a fair way off that. We’re not touted as that team yet,” Worsfold said on AFL 360 on Monday night.

“That’s what you would like to get to. Whether it’s before the season starts based on the depth of your squad, the age of your squad, the experience in it the way you have been performing, usually over a year or two.

“You get rated as one of the real fancies for a premiership. We’re not there yet. We have got to work towards getting that and that’s our big focus.

“I understand it’s been a long time since Essendon have won a final and there’s a lot of frustration. I don’t want to just satisfy people on that and say ‘job’s done’.”

The Bombers face a huge test this weekend, as they face North Melbourne who currently sits one position below them on the ladder.

Both teams enter the clash on the back of a two-game winning streak.