The Dyldam Parramatta Eels take on the Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium this Friday night and Eels centre Ryan Morgan says the Blue and Gold are expecting a tough clash out west.
“Penrith have been really good.,” Morgan said of their opposition’s form this year.
“They have had a few injuries but they are a really strong side and whenever it’s a Penrith clash against us, it’s a really good game. “
With the Panthers set to name halves pairing Jamie Soward and Peter Wallace together since Soward has returnd from injury, Morgan said the Eels will need to be wary of their impact on the game.
“They are quality halves and they will steer the team around well and I am sure they will be happy to have them back,” Morgan said.
With the Eels suffering two losses in the past two rounds, a golden point loss to the Warriors and a two-point deficit to the Rabbitohs, Morgan said that the side is not far away from turning the results around.
“Last two weeks have been pretty heartbreaking, but we can’t change anything with what we have done,” Morgan said of the past few weeks performances.
“We just have to stick in there, not drop our bundle and keep playing positive footy and it will come for us.”
Eels Head Coach Brad Arthur has been happy with their improvements over the past few weeks, however, the side still have plenty of improvements in them.
“Brad has been happy with our improvements but I think the handling errors have been letting us down,” Morgan said.
“We have to fix that this week against a quality opposition otherwise we won’t be walking away with the two points.”
The Eels take on the Panthers at Pepper Stadium, kick-off at 7:45pm.