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Coach Wayne Bennett and captain Kurt Gidley were both pleased to notch up an eight-point win on Monday night against the Cowboys at Hunter Stadium.

After seven long weeks of consecutive defeats, Bennett said he couldn't be happier for his players to finally enjoy the spoils that go with being victors.     

“Of course it’s nice to get a win," he says.  

“I just wish we had the bye next week, so we’d go back-to-back (laughs)."

Asked if he was disappointed with his side conceding two late tries, Bennett was adamant it wasn't a concern.  

“Not really," he admitted. 

“If we’d played consistently great all season you might be a bit disappointed, but I’m just happy to get the win.

“I’m pleased for the guys, they deserve the win and we can fix those little things up.

“They just needed some confidence about the way that they played their footy and they did a really good job."

Gidley was equally excited with the win, especially after such a tough seven-week period. 

"I felt a bit relived and happy," he says. 

"It was a bit disappointing the way that we finished out on the field, but that’s worn off now.

"I’m just happy and relived to get a win. We’ve been busting our bums for a while now and we’ve come close a few times.

"But it’s just nice to get the two points, enjoy it and sing the song again and have a good night." 

Adam Clydsdale was the main injury concern out of the game after he was assisted off the field in the 79th minute. The young hooker will have scans on his knee on Tuesday.

Meanwhile the Knights will welcome back forwards Kade Snowden (suspension) and hopefully David Fa'alogo (back) for Sunday's clash against the Eels and Bennett says both players will significantly boost the side.

"Their return will be a big help to us," he says.

"They are quality players too that can help make a difference.”