Beau Satrick admits he's been a little "all over the place" during the early stages of his Macquarie career but he's still confident the Raiders can have a real impact in season 2019.
The Raiders are one of three sides without a win after the first three rounds of the Group 11 season, the latest loss being a disappointing 54-18 defeat at the hands of crosstown rivals CYMS on Saturday.
Satrick was back in the halves in that game, but there was plenty of changes made during the game with Filsione Pauta starting alongside him before Craig McLean entered the game off the bench.
It was the latest in already a long list of positional changes made by captain-coach Wes Middleton early in the season.
"I'm all over the shop," Satrick said after the game.
"They've had me in halves and centres, and second row so I am a little over the place at the moment."
While Satrick and may others are still finding their best position and best form inside the early rounds, the attacking talent knows his side needs to start winning sooner rather than later.
The Raiders may only be one point off fifth place but they're already trailing undefeated duo Nyngan and CYMS by five points.
"It's a new side for me, it's my first time with Macquarie and there's other new faces as well," Satrick said.
"There's a new coaching staff with Wes coming on board and we've got to click some time. Hopefully it's next week or the week after."
Satrick never stopped probing for the Raiders on Saturday but genuine try-scoring opportunities became more rare as the game went on.
The former Cairns-based player played a key role in his side's strong start to the game, but outside the first 30 minutes the contest was a one-sided one.
"It's really disappointing," Satrick said of the loss.
"In the first half we ground it out with them. But then there was some stupid decisions made out there and some errors we made that cost us the game.
"In a hard, grinding game you need toe execute your plays to stay with the best and match CYMS."
The Raiders have a golden chance to score their first win when they take on the struggling Westside in another derby next weekend.