Penrith star Michael Jennings says he feels at ease at the Panthers in spite of not realizing what the future holds for him at the foot of the mountains.
Jennings has refused to confirm he’ll continue to be a Panther prolonged term and says he has not spoken to coach Ivan Cleary about where he fits into his ideas for the NRL club.
The electrifying centre says off-field controversies have rocked the team this season, but insists the players have been united by the club’s shock decision to component techniques with favourite son Luke Lewis.
Jennings mentioned he feels settled regardless of the storm surrounding him and the group.
“I feel I feel at ease at the moment, only just for the purpose that I’m not truly centered on my future or all the other stuff with the future right here,” said Jennings, who was dumped to reserve grade by Cleary earlier in the year.
“My main focus is just to play my footy and take pleasure in it how I used to play and all the other stuff, I am not truly bothered.
“I have not spoken to Ivan about it. He’s not actually talking to me about that – his principal concentrate is just for me to do my job on the area.
“All I can do now is do my job and just appreciate my time with Lewy and the boys and just come in every day with a positive perspective.
“With all the adversity we’re acquiring right here at Penrith, it’s distracting for some of us but, as a enjoying group, we are all coming with each other … immediately after the announcement of Lewy.”
There has also been speculation about the long term of one more neighborhood junior, Lachlan Coote.
The fullback was also stood down by Cleary earlier in the yr, only to be recalled ahead of match day.
Coote says he has not lost faith in Cleary and general manager Phil Gould’s vision for the long term.
“Gus is a smart dude and he is aware of what he’s undertaking and what he needs and I’m rather confident he’ll get what he wants,” stated Coote.
“I am fairly confident the club in the subsequent five years or so, it truly is going to be a excellent club and probably going to have the best amenities in the NRL. I definitely want to be all around in years to come.”