Roosters halfback Brett Firman believes his new team can overcome the void left by Brett Finch�s absence with a series of strong performances over the early competition rounds.
Speaking from the club�s pre-season training camp on the Gold Coast on Wednesday, Firman said the squad has trained strongly and were building up well for next Saturday�s Souths clash.
�I�m confident we can handle it,� Firman said.
�We�ve trained well up here over the last couple of days, and we�ve got all week leading into the Souths game.
�I�m sure by that time everything will be running smoothly, everyone will know what their jobs are and they�ll do them properly.�
Firman said coach Ricky Stuart has placed no pressure on him to play a greater role without close mate Finch on deck.
�Nothing has been said yet � I think it goes without saying that I�ll need to do more though,� he said.
�The entire side knows what they have to do.�
Stuart has yet to decide who will partner 22-year-old Firman in the halves, although it appears versatile speedster Amos Roberts has been ruled out as a contender.
�I think it will be either Wingy (Craig Wing) or Flanno (Chris Flannery),� Firman said.
The side returns to Sydney today after five days north of the border.