It's a massive clash for the club on Friday night when it takes on the Penrith Panthers away from home on the back of a just a five day turn around.


The Tricolours will be desperate to return from the Western Suburbs of Sydney with their stranglehold on the top two in place, as we head towards the business end of the season.


It will however be a little bit more than business as usual on Friday for one player.


Roosters centre Michael Jennings will pull up the socks in the away dressing room for the first time since leaving the club he grew up in.


It would be easy for such an occasion to be overwhelming, but when it comes to such an experienced and professional player like Jenko, that's not going to be a problem.


"Yeah, I'm really excited to play, I can't wait to get out there and hopefully there is a big crowd for the clash," Jennings said.


When asked about what reception he was expecting to receive, Jennings was realistic in his assessment.


"Not a good one, I'm sure there will still be a few upset Panthers fans," he said.


"It was a bit of a weird feeling last time we played them but I'm not phased by it anymore."


"But too be honest it's not about me, it's about the team"


"All my energy is focused on making sure the team gets the victory on the night."


Speaking of winning on the night, Jennings said the plan to beat the Panthers was simple.


"We need to just make sure we go in with the right attitude, the Panthers are a tough team who can beat anyone on their day as we saw when they played the Storm."


"As a team we have to stick to our structure and work hard in defence," Jennings said.


It's clear when speaking to Jenko and all the boys in the squad at the moment that the entire group are enjoying each others company and the camaraderie that has been created as a result.


"We are slowly building a culture here at the club," Jennings said.


" We just want to be consistent and make sure that everybody buys in to what we are doing."


So far, so good.