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If the Newcastle Knights can start the game in the same fashion the team ended last weekend’s game against the Canberra Raiders, Tyler Randell says they’ll be on the right track to a positive result.

“We need to start a lot better and not let teams get a jump on us,” he said after Wednesday’s training session. 

“I think we need to start how we are finishing games, because we have been finishing pretty well." 

The industrious hooker has noticed a shift in attitude at training and around camp that indicates a strong desire for change this week. 

“We are here at training trying to turn it around everyday and are ripping in,” he said. 

“Personally I’ve noticed a lot better attitude at training in myself and my teammates, so hopefully this weekend we can get the result.

“I think we have had a couple of in-house meetings about how we are not happy with how we have been going.

“It’s time to give it a real crack and try and get a result instead of dishing up the same thing every weekend and at training also.

“We still have eight games to go and there’s a lot of footy to be played.”

The 22-year-old has made 14 appearances in the NRL and has learned quickly the type of effort required at the highest level of the game.

“It’s definitely been a big learning curve for me in my first year in the NRL,” he said.

“It just shows how consistent you need to be week in week out and go through the motions to get a result. 

“You need to be on every day at training and every game.”

The former Knights’ junior believes there’s no better timing for a home game.

“We can’t wait to get out there on Saturday and play at Hunter Stadium,” he said.

“We only have a couple of home games left and have a fair few away games to finish off the season.

“We don’t want to let our fans see us losing games at home.

“Hopefully we can get a lot more wins in the last eight days.”