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Dyldam Parramatta Eels prop Dave Gower says there is plenty of work to do if the Blue and Gold is to compete with the in-form Cowboys on Friday night.

"Yeah we let ourselves down [last week]," Gower said.

"We’re a better side than that; We just came out of review then and there is a lot we need to work on."

"We just need to make sure that we complete to compete and just play the footy that we want to play."

Coming off a disappointing loss to the Panthers, the North Queensland side will be a test of the Eels' resilience.

"I don’t remember the last time they lost, they toweled us the last time we played them so we’ve got a point to prove to ourselves and our fans that we’re better than the weekend's result," Gower said.

"We’re coming up against a bloody strong side in the Cows and they’re confident and they’ve got a great squad so we’re going to have to be on our game."

With the return of Hayne but the loss off Peats, Gower says no matter what 17 players take the field on Friday night against the Cowboys they all need to step it up.

"He’s a quality player absolutely, all his touches are class, but like I said we are still going to play our structure – our game plan doesn’t alter because Jarryd’s back."

"I’m sure whoever gets the spot is going to come out and show that he’s worth it and that he’s going to bring what Peatsy brought to our side."

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