Stand-in Knights captain Jayden Brailey knows his team must cut out the errors if they are to have any chance of defeating the Bulldogs in the opening round of the season.
Brailey took control for the Knights during their 30-10 loss to the Storm in Albury on Saturday evening in what was his first proper hitout since injuring his knee early last year.
The talented hooker looked assured during 40 minutes of game time and pulled up well following the disappointing loss.
The Knights didn't create too much with ball in hand against the reigning premiers and were forced into sloppy mistakes by a stingy Storm defence when on the attack.
While Brailey was happy to get through the match unscathed, he knows his side will need to improve when they take on the Bulldogs in their season opener.
"We are not going to beat any sides when you cough up that much of the footy," Brailey said.
Match Highlights: Storm v Knights
"We made too many errors. That was the main thing and the main talking point from the coach.
"We have to fix it up over the next couple of weeks as that will win us matches."
Off-season recruit Tyson Frizell was one positive to come out of the contest for the Knights, while towering Englishman Dominic Young also impressed.
"[Young] was good for us last week against Cessnock and he backed it up again today," Brailey noted.