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Digital Image by Robb Cox ©  :NYC Rugby League - Round 22, St George Illawarra Dragons V Penrith Panthers at WIN Stadium, Sunday August 10th 2014.

St George Illawarra Dragons National Youth Competition team centre Euan Aitken has warned his teammates not to become complacent heading into the fixture against the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium, Canberra on Saturday.

The Young Dragons are presently perched fifth on the competition table following their defeat to the Penrith Panthers last round and still poised to reach the Finals.

However, the NSW Blues U20 player has warned the team against feeling comfortable with this statistic and to use the time between now and then to perfect their craft and vanquish any unwanted errors.

“I was happy with my performance but overall it was a tough day for all the boys and we were on the end of a few unlucky calls,” said Aitken.

“As a whole though I thought we played very well but were just unable to jag it there in the end.

“The entire team have connected very well this year and I have enjoyed playing alongside each and every one of them.

“We need to make sure we get a good run to the Finals and fix any errors that might creep into our game at training.

“We all know we must continue improving and not rest on our laurels as all teams will be wanting to impress come Finals time.

“Having said that, another important factor is where we are positioned at the end of the season which is why we are focussed on playing hard and coming away with the points against the Canberra Raiders.”

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