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Pearce wants Knights to gain harder edge
Knights captain Mitchell Pearce has challenged his playing group to find a tougher mental resilience after the poor end to last season.
In a wide-ranging piece with The Daily Telegraph, Pearce opened up on the tough end to last season, along with a rare insight into the training group with pre-season now under way.
With Adam O’Brien taking the coaching reins, Pearce has admitted being to forced to watch last year’s finals series from the sideline will fuel the fire for the team next year.
“It was a rollercoaster,” Pearce said.
“We hated watching the finals when we’re not playing. It makes you feel pretty bad. If you don’t have that you may as well retire.
“From a players perspective we have to go to another level as a group. We need to mature a fair bit as a group and develop as leaders across the board.
“The club has made a lot of changes in terms of the officers and coaching staff. My reflection from a leadership point of view is we need to get a lot more resilience. It’s an area I need to keep improving in.”