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Dyldam Parramatta Eels five-eighth Corey Norman says the Blue and Gold squad knows they need to improve their execution after suffering a golden point loss to the NZ Warriors over the weekend.

The Eels had plenty of opportunities to cross the line and Norman said that it was their execution that cost them from earning the two points.

However the side is still confident.

“The mood is a little bit down after that loss, but we have to keep moving forward and just get back to training,” Norman said during Monday’s media session.

“We are just not taking our opportunities. We had plenty of opportunities on the weekend to score tries and we didn’t.”

“There is plenty of time left in the season, we just have to start winning games.”

Norman has been one of the Blue and Gold standouts in 2015, with consistent performances throughout the opening ten rounds, and the five-eighth gave his thoughts on his new halves pairing in Luke Kelly.

“I just have to keep talking to the boys and just keep turning up,” Norman said of his role in the team.

“I thought ‘Kels’ went well on the weekend, he didn’t have a bad game at all,” Norman said of Kelly’s performance.

“I like playing with both halves so it’s up to Brad on what he wants to do.”

“I think the way Kels played on the weekend, he deserves to be there again,” Norman added.

And after a big video review session, Norman relayed the message from Head Coach Brad Arthur that whilst the Eels have been competitive in every game, they have not been able to finish off their opponents and claim the two points, however they are not far off.

“Brad is saying that we just have to finish games off and keep going,” Norman said.

“We are only a little bit off the pace at the moment and once we get that right, we should win a few more games.”

“It’s just our execution to be honest. We bombed a couple of tries on the weekend and that could of turned it around”

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