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Taking on the defending premiers on their home patch is no easy task but Newcastle enforcer Jeremy Smith insists the tough road trip holds no fears for the Knights. 

In the lead-up to Saturday night's must-win clash against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium, Smith says his side remains confident they can cause an upset and topple the high-flying Tri-colours.  

"It doesn’t get any easier, but every game is tough in the NRL at the moment," Smith tells Knights TV. 

"There are no easy games, but the Roosters are beatable and hopefully we can get up there and stick it to them."  

With only two wins this season, the Knights are stranded in second-last position on the competition ladder after 13 rounds.  

Smith puts this disappointing record down to a combination of factors, including bad luck, but stresses his side can't afford to let their average run affect their confidence.   

"I just think we stick at what we’re doing," he insists.

"We are doing everything fairly well and competing hard.

"The tide will turn eventually and its got to the way we’ve been playing.

"We’ve been right in there until the end of the game, but a couple of things are just not going our way.

"But I’m happy with the way we are going.

"The boys have been training hard and the distractions off the field, well that’s got nothing to do with us.

"But what we can control is what we do on the field and we will get a win."

It's a goal that starts with Saturday's clash against the Roosters at Allianz Stadium from 7.30pm.