As Hawthorn prepare to sure themselves for a late run at finals football, assistant coach Scott Burns is optimistic about his group following two nail-biting finishes.
Sitting 13th on the ladder with six wins and nine losses to their name, the Hawks fell by six points to reigning premiers West Coast before defeating Collingwood by four last Friday night.
"We've played a little bit better over the last two weeks," Burns said.
"There are still things we want to do better but when you come up against the two grand final teams from last year and lose one by a goal and a win one by a goal, it means you aren't too far off but you've got to improve still."
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The Hawks made two changes to their side that defeated Collingwood with Tasmanian Grant Birchall rejoining the line-up for the first time since round 15, 2017 as he and Chad Wingard come in for the omitted Connor Glass and injured Jack Gunston.
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