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Facing a Knights side coming off five consecutive losses, Curtis Sironen says they can learn plenty of lessons about this week from last week's loss to the Roosters.

Heading into their Round 9 encounter, the Roosters had previously lost four games in a row, but delivered a strong attacking performance to defeat Wests Tigers 36-4. And while there's plenty of differences about this week's opponent in the Knights, Sironen said that Newcastle's desperation will present a similar challenge to the Roosters last weekend.

"I think we learned our lesson on Friday night about a desperate side," he said.

"The Roosters had lost four in a row and they kind of came out and pulled our pants down.

"Newcastle are going to be strong at home and [desperate] coming off a couple of losses, but we've just got to worry about ourselevs this week.

"If we turn up and just focus on ourselves, we'll definitely be in with a chance.

"Last week was definitely a big learning curve for us," he reflected.

"When you go out against a good side like that, and you're not ready, you're going to be embarrassed, and that goes for no matter who you play in this competition.

"I'm looking forward to getting out there on Sunday and putting it into practice."

See what Sironen had to say about this week's match in full in the video above.

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