Storm keep preparations normal

Ahead of a Round 4 trip to Perth to face the Bulldogs, Storm centre Will Chambers believes Melbourne will try and keep preparations as normal as possible.

With his side pushed all the way to the final whistle on Monday night, Storm now face a short turnaround before facing the ninth placed Bulldogs. Chambers is confident Storm will be making no excuses and will be doing everything they can to keep their positive start to the 2014 season rolling in Western Australia.         

"We're alright, we just get into recovery mode now and get over there and get ready for the Bulldogs," Chambers said.

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"We just prepare as a normal week. Its a bit shorter turnaround but that's no excuse, its a another game of footy.

"We get over there Thursday, we've got a couple of days over there to prepare and get into it. 

"It's exciting, its good for rugby league."

A determined Newcastle outfit forced Melbourne to play to the final whistle during their Round 3 victory, continuing to fightback despite suffering several setbacks on the scoreboard.

"It was tough, Newcastle are always good," Chambers said.

"They rattled us a bit there, they kept coming at us. 

"Wayne Bennett's teams have always been built to keep coming, they never give up, they keep fighting away."

Asked about injured Knights forward Alex McKinnon, who was taken to hospital with a neck injury last night, Chambers echoed the sentiments of the rugby league community, wishing the 22-year old a speedy recovery.

"It's very sad, hopefully Alex has a speedy recovery, the thoughts of the boys here are with him and his family," Chambers said.

"We really hope he has a speedy recovery and he's back on the field soon."

 

MATCH REPORT: Storm make it three from three.

 

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TUNNEL CAM: Watch the players as they arrive at AAMI Park for their Round 3 meeting with the Knights.