The Bulldogs sit in fourth position on the NRL ladder and with four games left in the regular season, will be eyeing a top four finish.

After going down to the Roosters in week two of the 2015 finals series, winger Brett Morris believes there were a number of factors that played a part in the Bulldogs side’s finals exit.

“Last year was different, because we had a few injuries, suspensions and the Origin period played havoc with the side.

“This year has been good and it’s been very consistent with the side we’ve had out on the field each week.

“It’s been easier for Des to manage this year.”

THERE will be no love lost when they Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs clash with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium.

Bulldogs Head Coach Des Hasler is one of the hardest working and dedicated coaches the game has seen in recent times and with the finals just around the corner, a Coach with an impressive finals record must know what’s right come this time of the year.

“He is usually happy around finals time.

“It’s such a big year with the 26 Rounds and it’s just about getting it right for those games.

“Dessie has been involved in a lot of finals series and he knows how to prepare his teams for those games.”

The disappointment of last year’s finals defeat certainly has the team motivated to do something special this year.

“It was disappointing the way we bowed out last year, but it’s a new season and different sides are playing better footy.

“If anything, we’re more excited about this year than last year.”

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