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New recruit Nathan Peats was quick to promise his teammates, Members and fans that the Dyldam Parramatta Eels will spring back this week against the Panthers after a narrow loss to the Manly Sea Eagles.

“Yeah it’s devastating really," Peats said in the sheds after just his second game in Blue and Gold.

"The boys put in a really good effort today and too lose like that, we didn’t deserve that, but that’s footy sometimes and we’ll bounce back next week.”

Peats returned to the team this week after serving a suspension in round two and watching from the sidelines as the Roosters outplayed the Blue and Gold.

His presence and direction he offers the team was missed and the young hooker was quick to regain his form, playing a role in one try and bagging one for himself.

“Yeah it was good to get over, I wish that was the winner but obviously it wasn’t, so hopefully a few more to come,” he said.

Following the match, Brad Arthur stood on the side of the field and shook every one of the players’ hands, and Peats also commended the side's determination.

“Yeah that was a great effort, it shows the character of the team how we bounced back,” Peats said.

“Hopefully we just keep getting better and better and get some more wins under our belt.”

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