Mills: We can't get complacent, on RSN

20-year-old defender Callum Mills knows all too well how important it is that his side is not complacent this weekend against the Hawks.

The Swans have turned around their shocking start to the season, their worst since 1993, to sit two wins outside the top eight, with many pundits declaring the Sydney side "back in the hunt".

Mills said that it was important the Swans continue the hard work that's resurrected their season, in order to maintain the strong form they've built in recent weeks.

“It’s about getting back to what we do well, the basics and hard work gets you out of those little holes,” Mills told RSN radio.

“We're not out of it. We've won three games. You can't be complacent with that.

“We understand what has got us back onto the winners’ list and that is hard work.”

Saturday afternoon's win against the Saints at Etihad was the Swans' best performance of the season, and continued their impressive form at the ground.

The Swans have won 12 of their last 13 matches at Docklands, with the loss against the Dogs earlier this season breaking an 10 match winning streak, ironically started the last time St Kilda beat the Swans in their premiership year, 2012.

The 2016 NAB AFL Rising Star said there is confidence growing from within the group which should hold it them in good stead ahead of their crucial round 10 clash against the Hawks.

“The feeling is back amongst the group and we definitely have a belief that when we play that way we can match it with anyone,” he said.

“We proved that last week against St Kilda who are a team that have been in some really good form.”

Fortunately, Mills, along with his team mates (one can only hope), aren't getting ahead of themselves, while their sole focus remains week-to-week, they believe that anything can be achieved despite their poor start to the season.

“You can always improve and we are always looking to go to the next level,” he said.

“Your best is always determined by how good you can get so we are not putting a seal on it.”

Mills' own form has been improving throughout the season and he's been rock solid for the Swans across half-back.

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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