Manly coach Trent Barrett at a post-match media conference.
Manly coach Trent Barrett at a post-match media conference. Ian Hitchcock

'We've got nothing to worry about,' says Manly coach

MANLY coach Trent Barrett has backed his club to be cleared of any salary cap wrongdoing.

The Sea Eagles are at the centre of an NRL investigation into alleged breaches.

Reports have suggested a former Manly player received a cash payment in a car park.

"I've spoken to (Sea Eagles chairman) Scott Penn, who has assured us that everything is fine," Barrett said.

"We were audited a couple of weeks ago so if there was anything there it would have been brought up.

"I know how we operate here and we've got nothing to worry about."

The third-placed Sea Eagles will be aiming for a sixth straight win when they are hosted by Penrith today at Pepper Stadium.

"We're not a club that has a lot of money," Barrett said.

"We get by on a shoestring and that's why it's pretty laughable in our playing group because we have to kick and scratch for everything.

"We're a privately owned club, we don't have a leagues club. We do it tough at times.

"Seriously, if you look through our roster, we've got a lot of younger players in there who are really doing their best at the moment."

News Corp Australia


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