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No panic, insist Roosters

By David Beniuk 18/08/2010 06:44:41 PM Comments (0)

The Sydney Roosters insist there is no panic in the camp after last weekend's shock loss to Cronulla and a looming Monday night battle with in-form Gold Coast.

The Roosters were the NRL's form side a fortnight ago before losses to ladder leaders St George Illawarra in a draining Sunday afternoon SCG battle and then the struggling Sharks last Friday.

They will run into a Titans outfit in ominous form after four straight wins and halfback Scott Prince returning to his brilliant best.

"We're not playing dreadful football at the moment but, to where we can be, it's not as good so we've definitely got to go back and rethink things," Roosters forward Nate Myles told reporters on Wednesday.

"It's the business end of the year and it was a bit of a disappointing loss for us on the weekend.

"A win would have made things a lot easier but, in saying that, we're not out of the shot at all and we're looking forward to that clash on Monday.

"We knew a win last week would have made things a little bit easier but we've put the pressure on ourselves and now our boys are up for a big game because we need one really."

Myles said ball control and, surprisingly, predictability were issues for Brian Smith's side.

"I don't think we're really controlling our football at the moment, we tend to be going to one thing too much and it's not working for us so we need to mix our game-plan up a bit and obviously defence is another big thing for us," Myles said.

"Some of our last passes didn't stick on the weekend and it would have been very helpful if they did, but we're pretty fortunate with the fact we've got three pretty good ball-players.

"With the big turnaround, you get to throw a few more sessions in there which is what we need."

Myles said the Roosters would have more on their plates than just Prince.

"I don't think you can pay too much attention to any one player in that side, they've got attack across the board so stop everyone is the best way to do it," he said.

The Roosters on Wednesday launched their Stick With It program, which encourages indigenous children in the Dubbo area to read, exercise and eat healthy food.

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