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NRL Newcastle Knights v NQ Cowboys at Townsville. 07/04/2014. Photo: Michael Chambers for Melba Studios.

The Knights will be without prop Kade Snowden for Friday night's blockbuster clash against Brisbane, but back-rower Beau Scott says the team are more than capable of performing strongly in his absence.  

Speaking after the final training session on Thursday, Scott said the side was ready to step up with Snowden on the sidelines. 

Forward Adam Cuthbertson replaces Snowden in the 17 jumper, while the Knights also have the likes of Zane Tetevano and Korbin Sims to call upon. 

"Kade is (a big loss), but we’ve got very capable people who can fill is role," Scott said.

"But we are feeling good and we’ll take a lot of confidence out of last week."

On the back of last weekend's gutsy win over the Raiders in Canberra, Scott says it's important the Knights maintain their form at home against the Broncos.

"We are obviously at home tomorrow night and I think we are going to get a fairly decent turnout," he says.

"So it’s important game for us."

Scott says the comprehensive 28-2 loss against North Queensland in round five was a wakeup call the team needed.   

Following that defeat, the Knights responded with a strong performance in Canberra and they'll be hoping to continue that effort against Brisbane. 

"It wasn’t a very pretty week following that (Cowboys) loss and we had to turn it around in Canberra and we did," he says.

"We’ve just got to back it up tomorrow night now, that’s what it comes back to."

With winger Aku Uate sidelined for three weeks with a knee injury, rookie flyers Jake Mamo and Chanel Mata'utia trained on the wing during Thursday's final training session. 

Scott has no doubts both players will do a good job if selected.

"He (Jake) trained today, but I think you’ll have to check with the coach if he is actually going to play," he says.

"But whoever it is, they are very capable playing in their position."

Scott, meanwhile, said he is feeling fit and refreshed heading into Friday's clash despite suffering a cork injury against the Raiders last weekend.

"I’m feeling pretty good in myself body wise and trying to play some consistent football," he says.

"So whatever I can do in my role for the team I’m trying to achieve."