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Outstanding future: Hasler confident in Campbell's new spine role

Titans coach Des Hasler has thrown his full support behind Jayden Campbell's move to the halves as the excitement machine prepares for his third consecutive game since his switch to the No. 6 jersey.

Having full belief the 24-year-old has all the necessary makings to be a long-term spine member, the position is a familiar one for the Gold Coast mentor who himself played over 300 first grade games in a similar role, most notably as a halfback.

The two-time premiership winner has also helped develop talented halves like Kieran Foran, Josh Reynolds and Daly Cherry-Evans across his 19 years of coach in the NRL.

"JC is very fortunate that he has a lot of the pre-requisite skills needed for any spine position," Hasler said.

"It’s just the number of games and number of repetitions and getting the experience under his belt now. He’s got an outstanding future ahead of him.

"He is building a bit of match fitness and match form, so he’ll continue to improve and there’s always excitement and something happening.

"There's always points around JC."

Round 8 highlights: Warriors v Titans

Expecting to face a Warriors team ready to avenge their Anzac Day defeat to the Titans, having won three of their past five games, Hasler has wanted to quickly put last week's disappointment behind him after addressing it post-game following the shock loss to the Tigers.

"That game was one we thought we were controlling pretty well," he said.

"If you look at the paperwork, all the numbers suggest so, but we just didn’t come away with the win.

"You have got to be careful with that frustration because it can lead to a lot of negativity.

"We’ve realised that we felt more disappointed in ourselves that we let that two points slip by, but we now have to front up this week against a Warriors side who have played back into form I think.

"They’re expecting close to a full house come Saturday, so it’ll a good atmosphere and we need to come up with a good performance up against a formidable Warriors side."

As tickets continue to sell fast with a bumper crowd expected for the Super Hero Saturday showdown, the Titans coach believes the strong showing will only lift his side after experiencing a similar atmosphere the last time the two sides met earlier in the season.

That's even despite a large contingent of Warriors fans expected given the number of Kiwi expats who reside on the Gold Coast.

"I think for any athlete or person in sport… a full house and the atmosphere and noise it makes brings out the best in people, so it should be a good afternoon," Hasler said.

Acknowledgement of Country

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