Titans get chance for redemption

09 August 2017 20:20:48 GMTPlus10

Coach Neil Henry admits these are tough times for Gold Coast, but has urged his players to earn some personal redemption against St George Illawarra.

The Titans suffered a record 54-0 defeat at home to Brisbane on Saturday, losing for the third game in a row.

The club's benefactor Darryl Kelly said on Sunday he was considering withdrawing further support. And though he back-tracked on those comments, the Titans have learned their major sponsors are not taking up the two-year option on their backing.

Added to that, Gold Coast have limited depth in their squad and have more injury clouds hanging over key players ahead of the Dragons clash.

Half-back Ashley Taylor (knee) and Kevin Proctor (hamstring) may be out for the trip to the ninth-placed team.

It means Henry can't make wholesale changes to his team, and will give most of the players who failed against the Broncos the chance to show their mettle.

"Really it's about the same squad getting out there and looking for a bit of redemption," said the coach. "We are limited in what we can do; I and the other coaches feel that they need an opportunity to redeem themselves as well.

"We need to resurrect ourselves there and prove to ourselves that we're a better team than that."

The Titans were in the running to make the finals for the second season in a row until they copped a 22-point defeat to Wests Tigers two weeks ago.

Henry says injuries have been a factor, but acknowledges it was a poor performance against the Broncos.

"We accept that, it's done, what we can do now is react to it and we've got four games to go to play some decent football at the back-end of the season," he added.

Gold Coast areĀ 3.25 to beat the Dragons, who are 1.36.

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