nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach, Adam O'Brien, spoke to the media following the side's 22-16 win over the Bulldogs.
The result was the side's fourth win on the bounce and cements their position of seventh on the ladder.
The Coach spoke about the gritty performance, his desire to see an improvement in attack, Jake Clifford's impressive game and provided an update on the injured Daniel Saifiti.
Highlights: Knights edge Dogs in tight affair
ON THE PERFORMANCE
"It was two points," O'Brien said.
"I thought we tried really hard and I was certainly happy with our first half with our completions.
"I thought we showed some patience as there wasn't a lot of ruck speed.
"Second half we were really clunky and too sideways in good ball (situations).
"We've got some work to do to fix up on our attack."
TOP EIGHT AMBITIONS
"We need to add layers to our game and in particular our attack," O'Brien said.
"We sort of reset the ladder halfway through the year to park the first part of the season, and since then I think we're six from eight that we've won.
"We have made some improvements.
"Seibs and Eric (assistant coaches) have done a great job to get us connected defensively, now it's time to get our attack going, which we will.
"I saw a lot of growth from Cliff today," O'Brien said.
"Just before half-time he put one into touch there and he didn't drop his bundle.
"He went after the game in the second half and he had a big hand in two tries.
"He has added a lot to us."
DANIEL SAIFITI UPDATE
"It's only been six days so to give a progressive report is too early," O'Brien said.
"The physios are working overtime with him.
"They're happy with where he's at so fingers crossed we can get him back for the Broncos game or if not, if we're fortunate, in the first final."