Kearney under no illusions



Parramatta coach Stephen Kearney says he is ‘under no illusions’ about his side’s recent run of poor form.

The Eels are winless in four matches following Saturday’s 39-6 thumping at the hands of Western Sydney rivals Penrith.

Despite a host of high-profile off-season signings including the likes of Chris Sandow, Ben Roberts and Wille Tonga, the team has struggled to gel so far this year.

Pressure has been mounting on Kearney to produce results following a poor 2011 season, which saw the Eels finish 14th.

“We certainly understand the disappointment of our fans,” Kearney said today.

“We haven’t performed at a level we know we’re capable of, but the only way to change that is to unite and work through this  process together.

“We all know we’ve got the right pillars in place, we’re all confident in our structure, now it’s about pulling together and turning it around as a group.”

Turning their poor results around will start when the Eels take on reigning premiers Manly in Saturday’s Heritage Round encounter.