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Parramatta will be keen to put another dent in the Bulldogs' top eight prospects with a win in tonight's NRL blockbuster at Parramatta Stadium.
The injury-ravaged Bulldogs are one point out of the eight with four rounds remaining, and desperately need a win against the second-placed Eels. They'll be without Kiwi Test winger Matt Utai due to suspension while Corey Hughes replaces Brent Sherwin, who's out with a broken thumb.
The fullbacks from both sides will be under plenty of pressure, with the Bulldogs' Luke Young and Parramatta's Joel Reddy making their first grade debut.