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In The News: Brailey arrives, Klem gears up for pre-season

There’s been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.

The nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we’ve pulled together some of it in case you missed it.

Klemmer: Maturity, focus and referees

Brailey arrives in Newcastle

It's always tough finding out your days at any job are numbered, let alone when it's your brother who is taking your place.

However, for new Knights recruit Jayden Brailey, he believes it could the best thing to ever happen to him.

Opening up to the Newcastle Herald, the 23-year-old admits he can't wipe the smile off his face after completing the move to Newcastle this week.

"I could look back on this in 10 years time and hopefully see it as a huge turning point in my career and my life as well," Brailey told the Herald yesterday.

"I already love this place, it's a beautiful spot and I think I've been handed a great opportunity here at the Knights to really develop as a player.

"It was a no-brainer coming here to Newcastle and to be honest now, it (leaving the Sharks) doesn't faze me one bit."

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Klemmer gearing up for pre-season

He may still be in camp with the Kangaroos, however David Klemmer has confirmed he can't wait to get back to Newcastle and rip in under new coach Adam O'Brien.

According to the Newcastle Herald, O'Brien has been personally phoning a number of players in regards to the start of the pre-season, with fitness and mentality the main topics on the agenda.

"I think it will be great for us as a young side. This year was a big learning curve for us," Klemmer told the Herald.

"We went so well throughout the middle of the year, and when we needed to win in tough times we fell apart and I think he'll get the best out of us mentally.

"He's probably going to be really hard on us and give us a good touch up, but it's what we need as a footy side."

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