Jackson: Motivation is not lacking

Back-rower Josh Jackson knows the importance of this weekend’s match against the Knights and what lies ahead for the club. The representative back rower spoke to the media about the upcoming clash.

The Bulldogs will head to Hunter Stadium on Saturday evening looking to make it four wins in row.

The task will be made more difficult with the Knights winning their past two, mix that in with saying farewell to their skipper and celebrating the past players who have worn the Knights jersey, it is sure to be a tough ask.

“It will be a tough day for us,” said Jackson.

“They played really well last week and you never back them out at home.”

There will be extra motivation for the Knights as well with Kurt Gidley bringing up game 250 and Jackson acknowledges that this game cannot be taken lightly.

“I think with most teams in the competition, they’ve got the potential to beat anyone on any day.

“We will have a good look at them during the week and we won’t be taken them lightly.”

With two weeks left in the regular season the Bulldogs have the opportunity to go into the finals with five wins next to their name and after a poor finish to the 2014 regular season

that included winning only two of the final eight games, but still finishing the regular season in seventh position on 30 points, the destiny is in the players hands.

“I think momentum is a big thing going into finals and it didn’t happen last year for us.

“Two wins would be good, but playing well and going into the finals with confidence is a pretty big thing for us.”

Every players dream is to hold that trophy at the end of the season and after being a member of two losing Grand Final squads, motivation is something that’s not lacking from Jackson.

“There’s definitely not a lack of motivation there. It’s why you play the game – it’s the ultimate prize.

“There’s a few tough games to go before we get there and it starts on Saturday with Newcastle.”