Despite being one of the best players on the ground in Hawthorn's preliminary final win over Fremantle, defender Taylor Duryea still doesn't feel his spot in the Hawks' team is secure for the Grand Final.
Duryea was outstanding in the Hawks' 27-point win over Fremantle, keeping Hayden Ballantyne to one goal while racking up 26 disposals himself at 84.6 per cent efficiency.
To cap off his night, Duryea kicked a goal at the 18-minute mark of the final quarter that put the Hawks 26 points up and all but sealed their place in the Grand Final.
Despite his performance, Duryea said he was taking nothing for granted.
"You never feel secure, especially in my position, I've been on the fringe most of the year really to be honest, so for me I'm always on edge," Duryea said.
"I always know that I have to play my role and play really hard and put all I can out there on the field.
"That for me is the easiest part of my role, knowing that if I just work defensively and just really put it all out there then I'm probably going to hold my spot in the side.
"In terms of selection this week, you just do what you can. You play well on the weekend and then you just try and train and prepare the best you can and selection takes care of itself really."