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Knights TV spoke to Nathan Ross and Trent Hodkinson at Townsville Airport following the match against the North Queensland Cowboys.

In-form back Ross picked up a calf injury midway through the game, but felt that it wasn't as bad as first expected.

"Yeah it's not too bad. It pulled up today better than expected," he said.

"So I'll have some scans on Monday, get some results back, and fingers crossed I'll be right for the Warriors game."

On the tough opposition that the Knights came up against at 1300SMILES Stadium, Ross was optimistic.

"I think we gave it to them for a good solid 20 minutes, but once they got some momentum they showed why they're the number one team in the competition."

Halfback Hodkinson meanwhile was effusive in his praise of halves partner Jack Cogger.

"I think he went really well. He looked dangerous every time he had the footy, and held his own in defence.

"He's got a big future."

In terms of positives to be taken from the game, Hodkinson through the Knights early goal-line defence was solid.

"The fact that we didn't give up was good," he explained.

"The scoreboard wasn't the best, but the positive was that we hung in there and gave it our all."