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Aiden Tolman fronted the media today and was asked about the morale within the group, the final four games of the season and the role of the senior players.

How’s the morale within the group at moment?

We are still staying positive and upbeat, but at the moment for whatever reason we can’t seem to score any points. We still have to play footy and we still want to go out there and whilst our finals are done for this year, we still have plenty to play for - we have ourselves, the Coaching staff and most importantly the members and fans. We have four games ahead of us and we’re going to be doing everything we can to win every one of those games. We know we have the calibre of players to do it, but the way we are playing at the moment, we are down on confidence, we are playing with frustration and I think that shows in the style of footy we are playing.

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What are the senior players doing through this difficult time?

It’s more about our actions and leading that at training, it’s the biggest thing you can do for the young guys. We have a few young guys that are coming through and have only played a handful of games, so they still have a point to prove in this competition and for their careers. We still want to finish this season a high and for the guys who are leaving, we want them to remember this club and how we put in for them. We want to show the guys coming through that the playing group doesn’t fall over and land on our sword. We dig in no matter what at this club and that’s what we need to do.

How do you approach the final four?

There is no easy game in this competition and the four games we have left are hard. Whilst we can’t make the finals, we still want to win the games we have left because we still have plenty to play for here. It’s the Bunnies on Thursday night and I’m looking forward to the challenge. It’s always a big clash between the two sides and hopefully our members and fans can turn up.

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