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Beau Scott vs Melbourne Storm

In a first grade career spanning nine seasons and three clubs, Beau Scott has only tasted victory in Melbourne on one occasion. 

It's a dry spell in the Victorian capital that's plagued Scott for much of his career, until it finally ended last year in the Knights' memorable semi-final win over the Storm.

The 18-16 triumph was a huge result for Newcastle, a Club who hadn't beaten Melbourne on their home turf since 2004.

So in the lead-up to Monday's re-match against the Storm, Scott has called on his teammates to use last September's finals win as motivation to record their first victory for the season.    

"I’m pretty sure that’s the first I’ve ever won down in Melbourne, so personally it gives me a lot of confidence to get the job done," Scott said after training on Friday.

"And as a team, I think it should do the same.

"It’s always tough Melbourne in Melbourne.

"Obviously we need to turn this around a little bit and play our best footy down there.

"We just need to get back to basic football, complete our sets and try to not give away too many penalties on the night and hopefully we can come out of Melbourne with a good result."

Asked how the players' mindsets were after two losses to start the season, Scott said the squad were staying positive. 

He admits it hasn't been easy without key playmakers Darius Boyd and Jarrod Mullen, but the team are determined to hit back hard against the Storm.   

"We’ve just got to get back to the training paddock and that’s what we’ve done this week," he maintains.

"We’ve had a pretty strong week of training and we’ll get to the game on Monday night and go forward from there.

"It’s not the ideal situation to be in.

"Obviously everyone is putting in a lot of effort every week, but we are just not coming away with the points.

"There is not much else we can do, but go down there with the right intention and hopefully come away with the points on the weekend.

"We’ve just got to execute and get the job done now.

"Melbourne are Melbourne and everybody knows what sort of team they are.

"They’ve been a good team for how many years now, so like I said we just need to go down there and play our game and not worry about them too much."

Scott has been one of the Knights' standout performers this season with a try in both the Penrith and Canberra matches.

The Camden-born back-rower has also formed a strong combination with new five-eighth Michael Dobson, a connection he believes will get better with time. 

"I haven’t played football with Dobbo before, except for the last two weeks and I’m really enjoying it," he says.

"He is a gutsy little player and I think we can only get better.”