Ross is reportedly on $150,000 per year, a figure which is less than some reserve graders. Speaking candidly to the Newcastle Herald yesterday, Ross confirmed he was looking to upgrade his current deal with the Knights.
“I’m not asking for a million dollars like all these other guys,” Ross said. “I’m not even asking for half of that. I don’t operate like that. I just want what is fair, and to set my family up.”
But it looks like it’s had the opposite effect with Knights coach Nathan Brown admitting he is disappointed with the way Ross has handled the situation so far.
Brown was coy when asked whether Ross will play this week but it’s believed Ross has already been told by club officials that he will be playing NSW Cup this week.
“At the moment, (Nathan) Rossy is out there training with the rest of the squad, we’ll make a decision later in the week,” Brown explained.
“With the squad training as we always do, blokes play in all different positions in both teams.
“I would suggest Rossy didn’t handle it in the correct manner but we’ll move forward and we’ll get over it.”