Jamie Buhrer is yet to come up against the St George Illawarra Dragons this season, recovering from a foot injury the week after the two sides met in Round 16.

The 27-year-old, who has been named at hooker for Saturday’s clash, said he’s looking forward to the match.

“It was a bitter pill to swallow not being on the field last time we played them,” explained Buhrer.

“I would like us to play similarly to what we did last time, but just finish the game off at home.”

Buhrer admits the Dragons are strong all over the park.

“They have got really powerful outside backs," he added.

"But it is their forwards in particular, they run really hard and they tackle really hard, which sounds simple but the best sides are doing it and their forwards are playing really well.”

Playing away in the last encounter, Buhrer is glad the Knights are back on home soil.

“We love playing at home and our fans regardless of results, will come out in droves,” added Buhrer.

“We have got a fair few games at home now to finish the season, so we want to do our best to give the home fans a few wins because they certainly deserve it.”

Meanwhile the experienced forward has welcomed a number of recent signings to the Club.

“Connor (Watson) has now signed and on top of him being a fantastic player, he loves the region and wants to come back here and play and that’s exactly what you want to have,” Buhrer commented.

“SKD (Shaun Kenny-Dowall) is a great addition as well so things are certainly coming together which is promising.

“There has certainly been some progress and while we’ve got six games left to play and doing everything we can to win, we’re looking ahead with one eye to next year, which is very encouraging."

The Knights take on the Dragons at McDonald Jones Stadium this Saturday, kick-off is at 3pm.