Kurt Gidley is confident the Newcastle Knights are on the right track after an ideal start to the season, but is taking nothing for granted leading into the round three match against the Gold Coast Titans this Sunday.
“Two from two is the start we’re after,” he told the media on Wednesday.
“We certainly wanted to win in front of our home supporters.
“The first away game is always important, especially up against North Queensland up there.
“It was a great win...coming from behind with both teams, the Warriors and the Cowboys.
“We haven’t played our best game in either of those games and can still improve.
“I guess with character and desire and to never give up, those three things have won us the game."
Gidley said the Knights have moved on from last round against the North Queensland Cowboys and claims of deliberate rough play.
“I’m pretty sure that when we signed up for rugby league, we knew it was a contact sport, we are all aware of how tough it is,” he said.
“It’s a physical sport…and I think every team goes out to put pressure on the team’s most important players.
“We will continue to do that.”
The Titans are sure to receive an additional boost with the return of players, Greg Bird, Dave Taylor and Beau Falloon this week.
“Those three guys bring experience and confidence to the team and it’s been a tough month or so for them,” Gidley said.
“They will be looking to have big games themselves to come off the field happy I suppose and it’s our job to keep doing what we’ve been doing.
"We’d like to be in a better position during the game and like to be playing better footy this week and improving on some errors that we can work on.
“We certainly won’t be underestimating the Titans this weekend with what they’ve been through.”
The Knights train in Newcastle on Thursday and Saturday before traveling to Queensland.