After four years at the helm, Dan Jordan is looking to take Essendon to its first VFL grand final under the league's current construction.
The former East Point star is one win away from progressing to the league's grand final, with perenial powerhouse Williamstown standing in the Bombers' way.
Speaking with The Courier, Jordan says he is expecting a very tough match-up when the two sides face off on Sunday afternoon at Adcon Stadium in Port Melbourne.
"Obviously we're playing Williamstown who are a high quality side," Jordan says.
"They're a really highly skilled contested possession side - the best in the competition by some way - so we need to be able to mitigate that.
"The biggest strength of Williamstown is that they don't have any real weaknesses."
Essendon fell to the Seagulls in the two sides last meeting which Jordan believes helped sure up some of his own team's weaknesses.
"We'll have to play to the best of our ability, we played them in round 17 and lost by three goals so we weren't too far off them but we'll see what we get on Sunday."
The Bombers fell eight points short of a grand final appearance in 2018, however Jordan is not drawing any comparisons between the two sides.
"Last year where we came from eighth and had nothing to lose whereas this year we feel as though our best footy is good enough to win it."
In terms of what is next for Jordan beyond 2019, he says he is happy coaching the VFL group and will wait to hear what is needed from him from the club.
"I personally haven't looked too far down the track, I'm pretty busy with the VFL group," he laughed.
"I love coaching the VFL... in the AFL system to develop as a coach you take on a number of different roles over your career so if that's something the club has in mind for me I'll probably sit down at the end of the year and assess that."
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