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Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks says despite Friday night's loss to the Sea Eagles, there's no need to start panicking just yet as Jason Taylor's side look to keep their finals hopes alive on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Penrith Panthers.

Brooks, who ranks as the Club's third highest try-scorer this season with seven in his opening 14 games, said that despite being equal last on the competition ladder, the side wasn't panicking; rather, simply focusing on each week to keep their finals hopes in tact.

"I don't think it's panic stations at all yet," said Brooks to the media on Thursday.

"If we can get a win this week, we turn it around. It's that simple.

"We obviously know that we can play well, but it's about finding some consistency and playing well for 80 minutes, which is something we've struggled at."

With two home games up next in the Panthers this Sunday and the Eels Monday week heading into a Round 18 bye, Brooks said that this week marked the start of a crucial three-week period for the Club if they are to finish inside the competition's top eight.

"If we can win these next two games going into the bye," he said, "that's six points, and we're most likely back in the mix to finish inside the top eight."

"I think these next two games are really important, so hopefully we can get up for the game this week at Leichhardt, and hopefully we can get a big crowd there to cheer us on."

There's NOTHING like Sunday afternoon at Leichhardt, so get your tickets and be there as we take on the Panthers!
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