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Knights captain Trent Hodkinson has opened up on his shock axing from the first grade side, admitting it was tough news to take.
Coach Nathan Brown hasn't picked Hodkinson for the club's last two NRL games, reportedly due to his recent form.
"My head space is good. It was obviously tough finding out that you weren't going to travel to Townsville and the Gold Coast to play with the boys," he told Hit 106.9's Nick and Sophie.
"It's hard to watch, but it is what is it is. It's a decision that's been made and I've just to got stay positive and work hard."
"Obviously I've sat down with Browny and had a chat about it."
"I played reserve grade last week and felt as though I went OK, there were some positive things to come out of it."
Hodkinson admits he's not sure if he'll return to the first grade side in the team's next match against Canberra.
"I've got to keep working hard and see what happens for the next game."
Hodkinson has also spoken about the four-year drug ban handed to Jarrod Mullen.
"I saw him yesterday and he's obviously disappointed with the outcome. He was hoping for the two years but unfortunately it didn't happen...he's a little shattered."