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Digital Image by Brett Crockford © :	Cooper Cronk  NRL, Rugby League, Round 2, Melbourne Storm v  Penrith Panthers @ AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC, Saturday March 15th, 2014.

Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk is wary of Wayne Bennett's Newcastle ahead of Storm's Monday night clash with the Knights.

Despite sitting without a win after the first two rounds of the competition, Cronk recognises the attacking potential of the Knights and says Storm must be on guard.

"The way that they play, they're very aggressive with a big forward pack that like to dominate, so their speed of line defensively will be rushing our attack," Cronk said.

"So we need to make adjustments there in terms of timings of our runs. 

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"Our defence, we've got to fill the space really hard, they're a team that like to shift the football a lot.

"Like any game of football, there's strengths and weaknesses that the opposition have and no doubt they've done their homework on our football team. 

"It's who goes out there and executes their plan the best."

Last weekend the Storm halfback made his first appearance of the 2014 season, returning from a shoulder injury after sitting out Melbourne's Round 1 victory over Manly.

"It's [the shoulder] fine, a couple of bumps, a little bit tight, I had to do some extra recovery this week," Cronk said.

"It was a good decision not playing the Manly game and allowing me to get a little bit more volume in and strengthen the joint a little bit further so I didn't have to manage it further for a few more weeks."

Cronk also through his support behind Monday night's match-up with the Knights, urging fans to introduce a friend to rugby league and make the most of Storm's 2 for 1 general admission ticket offer.

"Monday night football is a different thing in Melbourne, hopefully we get a really big crowd," Cronk said.

"For all the supporters and members out there, bring along a friend, introduce them to Melbourne Storm and hopefully they enjoy the night."