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Dyldam Parramatta Eels centre Ryan Morgan says that the Blue and Gold will need to be at its best to come away with the two points against the Sea Eagles on Friday night. 

After their heartbreaking two point loss last week against the Bulldogs, the Eels will be looking to win against the boys from Manly to keep their finals hopes alive.

"They’re a class side," Morgan said.

"They have been for the last five years and they’ll know the importance of this game. They know we’ll be coming out hard and I expect the same from them."

The Eels will play their last two games of regular season away against the Newcastle Knights and the Canberra Raiders. And while every game is now crucial, Morgan says that the team is only focused on Friday night’s game, taking it one week at a time.

"That’s one thing we spoke about," Morgan said.

"We can’t be looking ahead at who’s coming or what happened last week or anything like that. All we can focus on is what’s coming up and the present."

"Obviously we all know where we sit on the ladder. Every game is crucial for us."

With the finals approaching, Eels co-captain Jarryd Hayne believes it is important to be able to step up against the top teams in the competition.

"There is no harder team to play at the moment I think," Hayne said.

"Their balance and their halves are obviously the best in the game. So we’re going to have our hands full but if we want to be there in September we need to front up with teams like this."

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