Manly utility Lewis Brown hopes Matt Parcell will return in time for Round 8, with he and Blake Leary filling in at dummy-half in his absence against the Eels.
Manly coach Trent Barrett saw enough from his team against Parramatta to be confident their best football isn't far away, with injured players set to return.
An unbelievably intense clash between two old rivals out at Brookvale Oval saw a match absolutely in the balance for 75 minutes, here's five key points.
Two tries to Michael Jennings and a late four-pointer to Semi Radradra gave Parramatta a 22-10 win over Manly at Brookvale Oval on Thursday night.
Manly have made two team changes for Thursday night's clash with the Eels, with hooker Matt Parcell and bench prop Brenton Lawrence both out of the side.
Manly's Tom Trbojevic and Parramatta's Semi Radradra go head-to-head in Round 7 of the Telstra Premiership.
After 147 games with the Sea Eagles, Kieran Foran will run out as a visitor at Brookvale Oval when the Eels take on Manly tonight.
Kieran Foran returns to Brookvale Oval to face his former club, not that Manly v Parramatta, one of rugby league's great rivalries needed any extra spice.
No change at the top of the NRL power rankings, but there have been some significant moves in the chasing pack.
Manly prop Josh Starling believes the acquisition of representative forwards challenged the rest of the Sea Eagles pack to lift their games.