Monaghan confident of victory

Manly skipper Michael Monaghan has backed the Sea Eagles to ignore criticism and finally seal an NRL finals spot against the Raiders at Canberra tomorrow night.

The former ladder leaders have lost eight of their past nine games. But Monaghan is confident his side can shut the door on fellow top eight contenders Sydney Roosters and Penrith by downing the Raiders.

Manly backrower Ben Kennedy will be given until the last minute to prove he has overcome a neck injury.