August 18, 2022

Luke Brooks has defiantly hit again at his detractors, insisting that he ‘couldn’t care much less’ about criticism aimed his approach after a turgid begin to the season for the Wests Tigers star.

Brooks has didn’t justify his $950,000-per-year wage this season, with the 27-year-old’s transfer from five-eighth to halfback leading to heavy scrutiny from pundits and followers. 

Michael Maguire has wrung the adjustments for Easter Monday’s conflict with Parra, together with shifting Brooks again to five-eighth – indicative of his failure to assert halfback for his personal.

Luke Brooks has hit again at his critics amid the 27-year-old’s poor begin to the season

New recruit Jackson Hastings is predicted to steer the ship at No 7 in a blow to Brooks, who will reportedly earn greater than $1million subsequent season.

The 27-year-old has are available in for robust criticism this season, with Michael Ennis urging him to depart the Tigers so each events can ‘begin recent’ subsequent yr, however Brooks insists he pays no consideration to outdoors noise. 

‘(I) simply attempt to block it out and don’t hearken to it. It’s arduous to completely block it out as a result of there’s all the time going to be one thing that somebody brings up, however for me personally I don’t hearken to it,’ he mentioned.

‘I’m used to it now, everybody has their digs.

‘However on the identical time lots of people have by no means executed something within the sport, so I couldn’t care much less what they are saying about me. I’m simply centered on taking part in good footy.’ 

Michael Maguire has taken the No 7 jersey from Brooks and he admits that he agrees with him

Michael Maguire has taken the No 7 jersey from Brooks and he admits that he agrees with him

He additionally opened up on his positional switches, claiming that he performs his ‘greatest footy’ when he runs the ball however admitted that he has didn’t ship previously fortnight. 

‘That’s the factor Madge and I spoke about — getting what works for me (proper) and taking part in my greatest footy. That’s operating the ball. So, yeah, I assume that’s the thought behind it — get me operating a bit extra,’ he added.

‘It was a dialog we each agreed on. If it’s going to assist our group, I’m all for it.

‘It’s powerful in the meanwhile. We’re not getting the outcomes, however everybody continues to be constructive. I’m staying constructive, and I’m simply blocking out the skin noise.

‘There’s loads of the season to go, we’re nonetheless assured that we will make one thing of the season. We’ve made some adjustments and the boys which might be coming in are eager to get their shot.’