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Gavet determined to repay coach, teammates and fans

We owe it to the fans, our coach and the jersey.

That’s the way James Gavet feels.

The forward has taken the recent run of losses personally.

So, this weekend it's a win at all cost attitude for the Knights.

The do-or-die attitude that the nib Newcastle Knights have approached leading into Saturday's game against Parramatta, will hopefully reverse the dreaded losing streak the squad has endured.

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The forward pack knows they're going to have a battle on their hands when they face a fierce Eels pack boasting the likes of Kane Evans, Junior Paulo and Nathan Brown.

"Knowing what we're capable of and then tossing up what we have been as of late has been truly disappointing," Gavet said.

"It's always a privilege to put on this jersey, it's not like anyone has been taking the opportunities lightly, we just haven't been firing on all cylinders.

"Being named again, personally I'm grateful, I want to do him (coach Nathan Brown) proud and obviously the boys and the fans."

The Eels reside in sixth spot on the ladder, holding 24 points while the Knights sit in 11th with 18 points to their name.

With plenty to play for, the Knights will be boosted by their superior record over Parramatta, obtaining 22 wins against Saturday's opposition in the 37 games played between the two sides since 1998.

The 28-14 victory over the blue and gold earlier in the season, kick-started a tremendous winning run for the Knights with coach Brown holding firm with the same line-up from the Manly loss last week.

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The challenge before them is a tall one.

The Eels have won their last four games at Bankwest Stadium but just like any game of football, when the whistle blows, it’s a strip of grass with some painted lines and steel posts.  

"I haven't played there yet, just like any other stadium it's a big spectacle to be a part of an NRL game, this one seems to be really flash," Gavet said.

"They're in the top eight (the Eels), we'll make sure we are well-prepped and that we are not going to take a backwards step.

"Before we played them the first time, they were playing really well, and we will take confidence in how we were able to beat them, we easily know our best is good enough.

"It's still in our grasp, there is plenty of belief, we have made it hard on ourselves, (but) it all really comes down to us and whether we really want it or not."