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Redemption will be at the forefront of Canterbury’s minds when manager Trent Barrett returns to 4 Pines Park on Sunday. The former Manly boss will face his old club for the first time since last season’s terrifying 66-0 blowout, the third-biggest loss in Bulldogs history. Against the club he managed for three seasons before being unceremoniously sacked by current manager Des Hasler, Barrett acknowledged that last year’s drubbing had been a personal low point of the three-win campaign. “That day we had 10 guys still eligible for under-20s … it wasn’t a true reflection of where we were,” he said. “It was tough. Last year was tough, you learn a lot about each other and you learn a lot about a lot of people in your club when you go through tough times. We’ve made a lot of changes in the last 18 months and we’re going in the right direction. We need to back up our last two performances and play well on Sunday. But it is the Sea Eagles who enter the clash most in need of a victory after beginning their year with consecutive losses, most recently a relatively uncompetitive 26-12 loss to Sydney. Roosters Both teams head to lineups unchanged from their last outings, with Manly desperate for more from star fullback and reigning Dally M medalist Tom Trbojevic, who has yet to find the line this year. But Barrett cautioned that his side should “It’s a pretty good team, especially going to Brookvale,” he said. “Any team with (Daly Cherry-Evans) and Jake (Trbojevic) and Tom (Trbojevic), (Martin) Tapau and (Kieran) ) Foran, they’ve got a bunch of good players and we’ve got them in Brookvale opening a new stand.”We certainly have a lot of respect from their side.”Australian Associated Press


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