Jindera co-captain Danny Middleton is expecting a tight Hume league grand final against Osborne

Talented Bulldog co-captain Danny Middleton says last year's grand final loss to Brock-Burrum is still burning the Jindera players.

Talented Bulldog co-captain Danny Middleton says last year's grand final loss to Brock-Burrum is still burning the Jindera players.

JINDERA co-captain Danny Middleton believes the club couldn’t have asked for a better preparation for Saturday’s grand final against Osborne at Walbundrie.

With the Bulldogs injury free and full of confidence after running down Culcairn last weekend, Middleton said the line-up had no excuses.

“A lot of the boys are hungry to win after losing last year,” Middleton, 22, said.

“There will be a lot of run and carry and running each way.

“Osborne play a really similar game to us.”

Middleton, who has clocked up 92 senior matches for Jindera after playing his junior football for Albury, said the Bulldogs had belief in their ability to run out matches.

“We had a pretty big pre-season,” he said.

“Bahry (coach Kerry Bahr) is fit himself and even put on the boots early.

“We did a hard pre-season, it was hard under ‘Tex’ (Josh Walker) as well.”

Middleton played juniors with Bulldog teammates Ryan Speed, Will King and Sam Crawshaw at Albury.