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Dyldam Parramatta Eels forward Kenny Edwards says the side remains focussed on the goal of playing finals football this season, despite challenging circumstances. 

The Blue and Gold travel to the Gold Coast for Saturday’s Round 20 game, where the Eels are chasing a second win over the Titans this year. 

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“We’ve had players fall over all year and we’ve got other players who [can] step up and do a job,” Edwards said. 

“I think that’s what our coaching staff has built in us this year and over the off-season; it doesn’t matter where you play or who you’re playing, just turn up and do your job for the team and put your best foot forward.”

Despite a number of off-field issues surrounding the club, Edwards says the playing group isn’t distracted by them. 

“We don’t read newspapers… and we don’t read too much into what goes on outside of what happens here,” he said. 

“We’ve got a good coaching staff and playing group and that’s what we focus on.”

“I do watch TV, I’m more of a Home and Away person myself, especially Thursday nights the hour of Home and Away is probably the only time I get to watch TV,” Edwards joked. 

“I’ve got two little kids who keep me company, so I don’t get a chance to watch too much TV!”

Edwards says the players are doing their best to continually perform on the field, for each other and the club’s Members and fans. 

“I think our performances on the field this year - for us as a playing group - is all that matters, as long as my mate turns up inside me that’s all we care about,” he said. 

“When we see that someone’s taken what’s happened outside our playing group a bit hard that’s when we’ll worry about it, but I think we’re doing fine the way we are.”

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