Sam Perrett spoke to the media today and was asked about the effect the loss of Josh Reynolds will have on the side.

Reynolds has accepted the early guilty plea after he was charged with Grade 1 - Tripping in the 51st minute of the City v Country match and will miss the trip to Townsville for the Round 9 clash with the Cowboys.

He is a player who plays with a lot of energy and puts a lot of effort into his performances, so having him sitting on the sideline will leave a whole in the team.

“It’s a bummer not having Josh out there and our best team on the field,” Perrett said.

“His efforts are always amazing and uplifting for the team, so that’s where we will miss him.”

It’s the second time in 2015 that Reynolds will spend time on the sideline due to suspension and with plenty of talk from external sources surrounding the halves for Origin, Perrett believes the talk coming from outside of Belmore can be a distraction at times.

“The stuff I have seen over the years can effect people, but the best way to handle it is focus on your job and control what you can control.”