Kurt Gidley has declared there's only one way for the nib Newcastle Knights to get their season back on track.

After four losses on the trot, the Knights head to ANZ Stadium on Saturday to face Parramatta in what looms as an important match-up.

In need of a response following last week's heavy defeat to Cronulla, the former Knights skipper believes there's several things the players can do to bounce back this weekend.



"It's always a really tough one coming into video sessions," Gidley explained.

"There's some uncomfortable times and some footage to watch through.

"There's only one way to get out of it – work really hard and keep turning up with a positive attitude.

"Reviewing your own performance is a really important one.

"You just have to keep battling on."

Missing Herman Ese'ese due to suspension, the Knights are also without Nathan Ross this week due to a groin issue.

He's been replaced by Cory Denniss.

According to former Knights centre Mark Hughes, Denniss and Shaun Kenny-Dowall could switch positions.

Regardless of where the youngster lines up in the backline, defending against the likes of Michael Jennings will be a premier test for Denniss.

"Cory had several games on the wing and performed strongly (in 2016)," Hughes said.

"... we do know him as a winger in first grade but Cory has probably developed a lot stronger now and has been playing centre in the lower grades so I'm not sure how Browny will go with that pair.

"There's no doubt on the edges (last week) we were caught out short so it's going to be a big challenge for Cory to help plug these edges."