The ladder may not show a huge improvement from last year's wooden spoon but retiring Broncos skipper Alex Glenn believes the club is on the right track as he prepares for his swan song on Saturday.
Glenn's final two years at Red Hill haven't gone to plan but the 33-year-old told the media on Wednesday that he's content with the club's plans under Kevin Walters.
The 284-game veteran will bow out as the Broncos' fourth most capped player behind Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker and his childhood idol Darren Lockyer, all of whom he played alongside during his 13-year Red Hill career.
While the Broncos captain will fall short of joining the NRL's 300 Club, the cavalry arriving next season made his decision to hang up the boots that little bit easier.
The recruitment of Adam Reynolds and Kurt Capewell, along with the emergence of rookies Jordan Riki, TC Robati and Brendan Piakura, are among the bright spots for Glenn for next year.
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"Our club is in good hands right now," Glenn said.
"We've got some great recruits coming into the club who are bringing experience. I've got no doubt there will be premierships coming our way.
"My position is in good hands with Kurt Capewell coming to the club and I've been really impressed with Brendan Piakura.
"He's someone who is going to have a bright future. He's naturally good and got a great level head on him and are willing to learn.
"Those are the type of players you want to play with, not ones who think they know it all. That's what I see in Brendan."
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Glenn said the motivation was strong to send departing players Anthony Milford, Brodie Croft and Xavier Coates out on the right note against Newcastle.
Several other teammates including Ben Teo and Danny Levi are also set to depart the club.
"Thinking about the week it's my normal routine, it's what I've been doing for the last 18 years," Glenn said.
"[But] I'm pretty excited to be honest, I've felt the energy this week. I want us to finish as a team and a club with a win.
"It's a bonus, no wooden spoon, there's no pressure there so that definitely helps."
Asked how he'd like to be remembered as a player, Glenn said a conversation with former coach Wayne Bennett at the start of his career still sits with him.
"Wayne said it's one thing being a good football player but the second is being a good human," Glenn said.
"Whenever I put that maroon and gold jersey on I wanted to walk off the field and look my mates in the eye and know I did my job. I hope I've done that well."