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Jarrod Mullen training

After completing his first full skills session on Thursday, Knights five-eighth Jarrod Mullen remains a chance of playing against the Raiders in Canberra on Saturday afternoon. 

Mullen hasn't played since injuring his hamstring in the Inaugural NRL Auckland Nines back in February, but is on track for a return having trained strongly for the past few weeks. 

Teammate Robbie Rochow says the playmakers possible comeback against Canberra or the week after versus Brisbane on Good Friday would be a major boost for the team.

“Jarrod brings a lot of structure and the calm head that we need on the field," Rochow says.

“Obviously his skills speak for themselves, so hopefully he’ll be back this week.

“He has been looking good on the training field, so to have him back is a great boost for our team.

“He wanted to play last week, but that’s a matter of convincing the doctor and physio that he is 100 per cent.

“There is a difference between training and playing 80 minutes, so hopefully he gets through."

Rochow, meanwhile, says it's great to have injured teammate Alex McKinnon closer to the team following his relocation from a Melbourne hospital to a Sydney hospital.  

“He (Alex) seems to be in good spirits and that’s the main thing," he says.

“He has got a tough road ahead of him, so any sort of positive he needs to look for he is getting at the moment.

“He is in a good frame of mind and hopefully we can get to see him soon when we have a home game or a long turnaround.

“It’s just a matter of when he is ready and when he is willing to see someone. 

"We don’t ring him too much and I just leave him a message and if he wants to call he can call.

“But we’ll wait until he is ready before we go down and visit him."