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Swans don't lack killer instinct: coach
Adrian Warren
18:38 AEST Mon Aug 27 2012

Sydney coach John Longmire has dismissed the suggestion his side lack a killer instinct.

Longmire also says midfield warrior Jude Bolton will definitely return against Geelong this weekend if he gets through two training sessions.

The seven-point loss to Hawthorn on Saturday has left Sydney sandwiched on percentage between the ladder-leading Hawks and third-placed Adelaide.

"It is a really simple equation for us this week, down to play Geelong in Geelong and you win, you stay in Sydney the next week," Longmire told reporters on Monday.

A win at Geelong will secure a top two spot and two home finals while a loss and a Crows' home win over Gold Coast will probably send Sydney to Adelaide in week one.

The loss to Hawthorn was Sydney's third narrow defeat at home this season against another frontline contender.

Adelaide shaded them by five at the SCG, while Collingwood won by eight at ANZ Stadium.

Against Hawthorn, Sydney surged to a 38-point advantage in the second quarter but couldn't put the Hawks away.

"I think it's pretty unrealistic to suggest just because you're 38 points up against a team like Hawthorn that you are going to win by 70," Longmire said.

"That's just my view on the world, maybe other people have got a different view.

"I'm pretty confident in our ability to finish off games."

Longmire was optimistic 297-game veteran Bolton would be available for Saturday's game after missing the past three matches with a knee injury.

"We're going to try and train him tomorrow and hopefully he gets though that OK and (we can) train him on Thursday," Longmire said.

"If Jude is able to get through those two training sessions, he'll certainly play this week, but he's still got those two hurdles to jump."

Sydney are the only team to win at Geelong in the last five years, but Longmire refused to read too much into that.

"I'm always a bit wary of looking too far back and thinking just because you've done something before it doesn't automatically mean you are going to do it again," Longmire said.

Geelong have won seven of their past nine matches since a six-point loss to Sydney at the SCG.

"I think we look for different reasons, change of game styles, change of this and change of that, but I think in the end you just look at the fact that their good players are playing well," Longmire said.