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No room for complacency against Titans

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy is looking for an immediate response from his players when the Storm host Gold Coast at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Storm gave up an 18-point lead when they were overrun 22-18 by the Raiders at home last weekend and will look to get back to winning ways against the lowly Titans.

Bellamy said his coaching staff were happy with what they found from the completed review of the loss to the Raiders and is keen to see his players respond this weekend.

"If someone said at the start of the year we only had four losses and none of those losses would be by more than four points we would have grabbed that with both hands," Bellamy said on Saturday.

"Last week was a bit surprising for us and a bit disappointing so we will see how we respond.

"We cleaned a few things with our review this week with things we need to do better this week.

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"Hopefully tomorrow we can get back to playing the footy that we know we can play."

While first versus last looks like a complete mismatch on paper, Bellamy believes the Titans will arrive in Melbourne confident of causing a surprise.

The Titans got the jump on the Storm when they led the league leaders 12-0 inside seven minutes earlier this season and Bellamy is wary of a similar fast start from the visitors on Sunday.

"Last week watching the Titans in the first half they looked like a different team to what they produced the two or three weeks before,” he said.

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"The last time we played them they were real strong in that first half. I thought there was a real improvement in what they did last week, so we are going to be expecting that."

A victory over the Titans will bring the Storm within touching distance of claiming the minor premiership, but Bellamy suggested that wasn't at the forefront of his mind ahead of the round 23 clash.

Instead, he is looking to reverse a recent trend that has seen the Storm register three of their four losses this season at home.

"Our away record is better than our home record this year so that is a little bit disappointing for us,” he said.

"It's something we can hopefully get a bit better at tomorrow."

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