Storm ready for tough road trip
Forward Ryan Hoffman says Storm are ready take on the Panthers, travelling to Penrith's Sportingbet Stadium where the home side have only lost one match all season.
Despite containing the likes of in form playmakers Jamie Soward and Matt Moylan, who's individual brilliance helped Ivan Cleary's side to a narrow victory over the Cowboys in Round 23, Hoffman believes it is Penrith's even contribution across the board which have helped lift them into the top four.
"They had a really tough Monday night game last night, we're under no illusions that it's going to be a very tough game and it's a game we really need to perform well," Hoffman said, speaking to the media on Tuesday.
"It's going to be across the park with Penrith, they're not sitting in the top four for nothing, they are sitting there because they are a very good side and been playing well all year.
"Now it's getting back to that consistent form that we had and building on what we achieved on Saturday night."
With three crucial games coming up to round out the 2014 season, Hoffman says it's all about improvement for Storm from here on.
"Our last three games are against three very tough opponents in the Panthers, Roosters and Broncos," Hoffman said.
"We're just focused on the Panthers now obviously, but we're playing a couple of teams that are above us in points and they are where we want to be.
"We need to keep improving, we need to build on the performance we had against the Sharks and turn it into consistent form."