Lewis Brown says it is about ‘staying together’ when the chips are down.
Just two games into his career at the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, the Kiwi international can see positive signs despite back-to-back losses to the Bulldogs and Wests Tigers.
“There were some improvements against the Tigers but it was still below par. We are working hard this week to rectify that and get ready for a big game at Brookvale because we really owe it to our fans,’’ Brown said.
“I have been in sides in this predicament before and we have always found our way out. There is a strong attitude here that we want to work hard and work together.
“It is about staying together. Your backs are against the wall when you have got a lot of pressure on you. We play in a sport that everyone judges us. It is a results driven sport. At the moment we are 0-2.
“We know what goes on inside these walls and I’ve got all the faith in the boys that we can turn this around pretty soon.”
Brown says the pressure from outside the club does not bother him. He says the new look Sea Eagles team needs time to ‘gel’ and in particular, the new halves combination of Daly Cherry-Evans and Dylan Walker.
“I don’t read too much into social media and the papers. I find life a bit easier without that kind of stuff,’’ Brown said.
“Dylan is working hard. It is just about gelling. I have played around halves that haven’t gelled straight away and have become some of the best halves in the game.
“’People have just got to learn to give the young kid a chance. Once he and Cherry get on the same page, which I presume will be pretty soon, you may see anything.”
Brown said the team was looking forward to taking on a tough Cronulla Sharks outfit at Brookvale Oval this Monday night.
“They are a very dangerous side and have recruited pretty well,’’ he said.
“An ex team-mate of mine in James Maloney has been playing good footy and (is) directing them around well.
“We will be making sure we tick every box this week to make sure we put up a good fight against them.”
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