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By Mary Maidiotis

St George Illawarra Dragons centre Euan Aitken is viewing each game as a must-win starting with the fixture against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium, Robina on Sunday.

Aitken, 20, believes the Red V can control their own fate and put themselves in a good position in the top eight, granted they win both of their remaining regular season matches.

The Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs junior, who made his debut in round three this year and has played every game since, said his body is coping well with the game-time and admits he favours the short turnarounds.

“It’s been a tough couple of days, we had two days of training in a row, one day off and then straight back into it but it’s been good in terms of preparation,” said Aitken.

“It was good to have a bit more of a break over the weekend with the long turnaround but I personally like getting straight back into the games and playing footy.

“It’s great that we can control our fate now with the next two games against the Titans and the Wests Tigers, so I’m keen to get out there.

“The Titans have some speed with James Roberts and Josh Hoffman at the back so we’re going to have to target them and control them.

“We’re only worried about our own fate, we’ve got two games to go and we need to win at least one of them but we want to win both so we need to get out there and do what we can to do that.

“The body is holding up well, I’m doing everything I can in recovery to make sure I’m good to go for every game.

“You always get the little niggling injuries but you’ve got to play tough every game and I’m keen to get out there for the Titans and hopefully we can get the win.”

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