Talk to Nathan Ross and you can see the frustration of five consecutive defeats written all over his face.
As one of the most passionate players in the NSW Cup squad, Ross is never one to beat around the bush when it comes to the harsh reality of situations.
So in the wake of last weekend's disappointing loss to the Warriors, the flying fullback is frank about what needs to happen when they take on the Tigers at Lyle Peacock Field in Toronto on Saturday.
"None of us are happy about losing five on the trot, that isn’t good for anyone," Ross tells Knights TV.
"It seems like it was only a couple of weeks ago we were on top of the table.
"So we need to have a big game this week against the Tigers and start getting some momentum back in our team.
"It’s going to help with a couple of players returning, but we can’t expect other people to come back and do it for us.
"We need to do it for ourselves.
"We’re not lacking commitment, but we just need to start doing it together rather than individually."
It's a challenge that starts against the Tigers, a team that recorded a narrow 26-22 victory over the Knights just two weeks ago.
Ross has indifferent memories of that loss after he was sent off for tripping with 23 minutes remaining in the second half.
The former Kurri Kurri Bulldog says he regrets those actions and can't wait to make amends on Saturday.
"We only had 12 players when I got sent off the last time we played the Tigers, but they only beat us by four points," he reflects.
"So this weekend's game is a chance for us to bounce back and say that we are a top contender.
"The Tigers are a top four team and if we can roll them we’ll show that we are still a contender for the premiership.
"I got sent off around the 65th minute, which wasn’t too ideal for me.
"So it will be a game of redemption for me and trying to put my stamp on the game and show that I’m there to play."
Halfback Michael Dobson is another Knight keen to get a win over the Tigers, especially after last Sunday's 34-12 loss to the Warriors.
"We let ourselves down against the Warriors, but we're pretty confident we can do a job on the Tigers," Dobson says.
"We probably should have won the last time we played them.
"Rossy (Nathan Ross) obviously got sent off and we still had a chance to win the game.
"So we’ll be confident going into this second game.
"The Tigers are very beatable and if we can improve on a few areas from last time we played them, then I’m sure we’ll get the two points."
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