Morris backs blazing Bulldogs’ style

Western Bulldogs veteran Dale Morris is backing his side’s lightning-quick style to stack up against West Coast in Perth this week.

The Bulldogs have run plenty of opponents off their feet this year, mostly on the slick surface under the roof at Etihad Stadium, but Morris sees no reason why the same approach won’t pay dividends at Subiaco.

“We’ve had some good scalps (this year) … and it really helps with the belief in the way that we want to play,” Morris said on Monday.

“We’ll take on anyone anywhere – that’s a bit of our mantra – so it applies this week against West Coast.

“We aim to play that way no matter where we are, whether it’s at Etihad or at the ‘G, it doesn’t matter where.”

The Dogs have the chance to strengthen their hold on fourth spot when they take on the Eagles after they blew Melbourne away to claim a percentage-boosting 98-point win on Sunday.

Luke Beveridge’s side is riding a wave of momentum, having won eight of their last nine games, with a top-four berth seemingly within their grasp.

Morris played in the club’s last finals appearance, when they lost to St Kilda in a preliminary final in 2010, but says the Dogs can’t afford to look too far ahead.

“Obviously we’re in the top four at the moment but from us all the way down to about 11th it’s really even – you drop a couple of games and then you’re fighting to stay in,” he said.

“We’re still not mathematical certainties just yet … and even if that happens we still need to focus on each week because if you get carried away and think too far ahead … it can change pretty quick.”

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