GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Jesse Ramien of the Knights breaks away from the defence during the round 6 NRL match between the Titans and the Knights at Cbus Super Stadium on April 21, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

22-year-old Newcastle centre Jesse Ramien has assured Knights fans that he is staying put, according to

Only seven games into his two-year contract, Ramien quickly denied the report on Nine's Wide World of SportsĀ website claiming he wanted to leave because he wasn't getting enough of the ball

Ramien was asked to respond to the report and dismissed it outright, saying: "Look, I'm more than happy here."

"I don't know too much about that, and I don't read too much into media or anything like that, so like I said, I'm more than happy here at the Knights.

"I've only just come and it's still only early days for me here. I'm enjoying my footy ... and we've had a rough start to the year but there's plenty of room for improvement."

Ramien, who was previously at Cronulla, left at the end of last season to be closer to his five-year-old-daughter, LaSharn.

He now lives near her on the Central Coast and travels to Newcastle to train and play each day.

Ramien understood the speculation of him leaving would cause a stir amongst supporters, although it didn't bother him personally.

"Obviously rumours have been going around the game for a long time and they're going to continue for a long time ... but it's all part of it. It's just what comes with our sport," he said.

After a slow start to the season, Ramien is now hoping with a settled spine in the Knights' side, he'll be able to have a bigger impact each week.

"I am pretty happy with my form," Ramien said.

"I guess I probably need to get my hands on the ball a bit more but that comes back to myself, and I need to get myself involved in the game more rather than just wait for it to come to me ... so there's obviously room for improvement there."

"It was always going to take a bit of time with coming to the new club, new players and building new connections, and the changes to our halves and the spine roles, but once we get that right fit in there, I think things will start to flow a lot easier for us."


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