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Raiders Captain Jarrod Croker has previewed tomorrow night's clash against the Bulldogs at GIO Stadium.

Coach Ricky Stuart has made changes to his side again after Josh Papalii was dropped to Mounties for this weekend.

Croker hoped the tough stand proved nobody's place in the side was safe if they underperformed.

"It's disappointing it's come to that after four rounds, but we talk about making decisions for the team and putting the team first and unfortunately for Josh, that's the way it is this week," Croker said.

"It was the same for Blake (Austin) last week and both of those guys have handled it really well.

"They've just got to rip in this week, go back to Mounties and play their best footy and get back in the side.

"And for the boys playing in their position tomorrow night, it's a big chance for them to put their best foot forward and keep the jersey."

The poor discipline and attitude exuded by the Raiders has come under the microscope even more so this week as they face an equally desperate Bulldogs outfit.

A microcosm of the Raiders' issues in the first month came in the 60th minute against the Sea Eagles when Joey Leilua gave away a penalty for slapping the ball out of a Manly player's hands while getting back onside before a 20-metre restart.

The score at the time was 28-16 and the Raiders were never able to recover.

"We keep coming back to the word attitude and it's got to be 1000 times better tomorrow night," Croker said.

"There were probably signs of frustration coming out towards the back end of the game (last weekend), but we've knocked that on the head, none of that is acceptable and it doesn't help your cause.

"It (Leilua's penalty) was a silly little error and a brain snap and it's not going to happen again."

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