In a disappointing result last night, Manly defeated a desperate Wests Tigers side at Campbelltown Sports Stadium with coach Mick Potter confident his side can bounce back this weekend.


We are heading up the Gold Coast this weekend for a tough encounter, they have had some bad results so Id imagine they are looking to bounce back, Potter said.


The Titans have picked a very different side, so we will be have to wary.


We are looking forward to the challenge and getting back to winning ways.


Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah celebrated his 200th NRL match last night with his first try of the season and Potter praised his hookers leadership in a tough match.


Very happy with Farah, after having a torrid State of Origin and a tough match a couple days later, he has come out with another man of the match performance, Potter said.


Although the team wasnt at their best, I thought Robbie stood up and tried his best as he always does.


Undoubtedly the highlight over the past couple of weeks has been the form of wingers Tim Simona and David Nofoaluma.


I am very happy with the two wingers at the moment, they are keeping themselves in the team, Potter said.


Theres a bit of pressure with Matt Utai and Marika Koroibete stuck in State Cup and Lote Tuqiri isnt too far away, Potter said.


Our last medical (a week ago) was an assessment to be back in two weeks, so Lote could be back the game after the Titans potentially.


Young forwards Sauaso Sue, Ava Seumanufagai and Ben Murdoch-Masila are also progressing into solid NRL players.


Im very pleased with the young guys, Potter said.


Although at times we have had lapses in concentration where we havent been able to put teams away for 80 minutes, I think with another pre-season under their belt they will be really solid first grade players.


Stay tuned for the full team announcement on weststigers.com.au later today.