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Robbie Rochow

Robbie Rochow admits the Knights have let themselves down in recent weeks.

Sure it's been difficult for the Club to build momentum with injuries to key players, but improvement is needed to beat the Storm in Melbourne on Monday night and that all starts at training.

"We’ve got to focus on ourselves this week, execute better and do better things at training to make sure we are ready to play," Rochow tells Knights TV.

"We’ve had a couple of tough weeks and haven’t trained as hard as we should of, so that’s our task this week.

"From our first two losses, we’ve got to overcome a few obstacles with ourselves and we’ve got to play better on game day and execute at training to make sure we are ready to play.

"It (the Canberra loss) was obviously disappointing.

"It was a team we thought we should have won against and those games seem to haunt you at the backend of the year.

"But that was last week now and we’ve got a tougher task this week. 

"So the focus will be on ourselves, not so much Melbourne."

For most clubs in the NRL, taking on the Storm in Melbourne is one of the game's most daunting prospects. 

From trying to contain the 'Big Three' Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith through to performing in front of their passionate home crowd, it's never easy to get a win in the Victorian capital.  

Just ask the Knights, a Club who has only tasted one victory in Melbourne from their past 11 starts.

Luckily for the Club, that sole win came just last season via a memorable 18-16 semi-final triumph over the Storm. It's an amazing effort that still lives with the playing squad today.

So while Newcastle has started 2014 with back-to-back losses, Rochow remains confident his side can get their season back on track with another win in Melbourne on Monday. 

"They (Melbourne) will be really prepared, we all know that," he says.

"But we know how to beat them, it's not impossible and we know that.

"Losing a couple of key players has made it hard.

"We’ve got a couple of players who will do the job and we are all confident of that, it’s just a matter of getting that combination right and working together a bit more as a team and getting it right on game day."

Rochow and the Knights hope this starts against Melbourne on Monday.

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