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Pirtek Parramatta Eels club captain Tim Mannah says he's looking forward to having another crack at Manly Sea Eagles tomorrow night, after a disappointing showing a few weeks ago.

Mannah spoke to the media this morning, and says they're looking forward to another chance.

"It was an embarrassing night, but I think our performances have improved since then, so I'm looking forward to having another crack at them," he said.

"The secret to being competitive is about being tougher when we play them; there were a lot of individual misses and sloppy tackles, and it's about turning up with the right mentality."

With Chris Sandow and Luke Kelly both unable to play the weekend, Api Pewhairangi will move into the halves alongside Ben Roberts - and Mannah is confident in his ability.

"Api played a few games with us already this year and is coming back form injury; he's been training well this week and we've got a lot of confidence he can get the job done for us, and he's got a lot of ability as well."

Tim also commented on his nomination for the Ken Stephen Medal, for the largest charitable and community contribution in 2013.

"It's a grew honour, it's humbling as well," he said.

"It's one of those awards that could got to anyone in the competition, I'm honoured to be nominated."

"I had a realisation this year that it'd be a sad thing to get to the end of a career and realise you could have done so much more to help others, so I wanted to help out more."

Tomorrow night is also a celebration of the 1983 Eels side, which were grand final winners after defeating Manly.

"The jersey has got all the boys' names on it from the 1983 team, and it's a real celebration of how good they were that year," he said.

"The grand final winning team will be here as well, so it's great rivalry and hopefully we can put on a good day out for them."

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