The Newcastle Knights are resolute on making amends against the reigning premiers the Sydney Roosters at home this Friday night according to prop Kade Snowden.
Snowden is also looking forward to the battle up front.
“It will be a good game for the forwards,” Snowden said after Monday’s recovery session at Wests Mayfield.
“We’ve both got good packs, and they have a big pack.
“It will be a good game and I’m looking forward to it, we need to finish off the game in a good way."
Snowden reflected on Sunday’s RiseForAlex match in Newcastle which saw more than 26,000 fans pack Hunter Stadium in support of Alex McKinnon.
“It definitely wasn’t the result we wanted for such a special day,” he admitted.
“But that’s what we’ve been doing all year, we’ll play good for a few weeks and then play like that.
“It was really emotional for the team yesterday and probably for Newcastle.
“We definitely didn’t play the way we should have.”
The Knights look to use the quick turn around to right small errors in their game and are determined to record a win on home turf.
“We owe it to the fans of Newcastle to come up with a better game than what we did on the weekend," he added.
Meanwhile, Beau Scott says the team is looking for a strong finish and have something to prove coming into the back end of the season.
He is adamant the Knights will put the weekend’s disappointing result behind them as they face the Roosters for Friday night football.
“It was a big week and a big build up to the game,” Scott said on Monday.
“It was a great outcome on Alex’s part and to celebrate him as a person but was not the result we were after.
“It was a little bit sombre and disappointing and the boys know we could have put in a better performance than we did.
“I guess all we have to worry about is preparing for the game this Friday night.
"We just need to worry about the week in front of us and the game coming up.
Scott says the team was buoyed by the amazing turnout for the RiseForAlex game and for the dedication of the Knights' suppoters.
“It was great to see the community turn out for Alex.
“It got a bit emotional there and it showed how much it meant to him for the support he’s been receiving."
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