Ross confident with shift to centre
Newcastle Knight Nathan Ross is confident with his shift to centre for Monday’s match against the Parramatta Eels.
“I have played a bit of centre throughout my career and have played centre in NSW Cup,” he said on Friday.
“For me it’s just another game and I’m happy to be out there representing this Club.”
Ross, who says he focuses his energy on making improvements to his game every round, will draw on his recent experience playing on the wing.
“I think with the experience I have playing on the wing in the NRL, I know what I want my centre to be doing in order to put less pressure on the people around me,” he said.
“I will be going in with the same attitude with what I’d want my centre to do when I was playing wing.
“Get up there, be aggressive, hopefully put some heat on them and create some line speed for the boys."
Meanwhile, Ross looks forward to teammate Jaelen Feeney making an appearance in the halves.
“He’s a great half and has shown that by steering the NSW Cup team to the premiership,” he said.
“I think he’s going to show a good showing this weekend.
“This is one Jealen will want to put a stamp on.
“There have been a few injuries in the halves, so if Jaelen puts in a good performance this weekend, he could nail down a spot for the next few weeks."
After a disappointing result at home in Round 10, the Knights are determined to make their Members and fans proud on Monday night.
“Every game is about making amends in Newcastle. It has been a tough couple of years and we really appreciate all the support supporters do give us,” he said.
“We hope on Monday night you turn out in droves again because we need you to help us get up.”