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NRL: Bulldogs ace hoping to keep Origin spot

Josh Addo-Carr is hoping Canterbury’s struggles in the NRL this season will not hamper his chances of playing State of Origin with New South Wales this year.

NSW are priced at 3/5 to beat Queensland in the series and Addo-Carr is hoping to get the call from Blues coach Brad Fittler once again.

Struggling Bulldogs

The Fox as he is known, has been a regular for NSW under the leadership of Fittler but before this season he was part of a successful Melbourne Storm side for four seasons.

Fittler has been known to pick players from teams that are in form and that is one area of concern for Addo-Carr as the Bulldogs have won just two games this season and sit bottom of the ladder.

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However the winger is hoping he has done enough in the past to convince Fittler to keep him in the team.

"Hopefully I get the call-up, I feel like I've been consistent at the Bulldogs and that's what I pride myself on," Addo-Carr said. "Obviously we aren't winning games but I think that comes down to the team. I work really hard to be consistent.

"It's always a privilege to put that blue jersey on, hopefully Fred (Fittler) will give me a call and he hasn't deleted my number."

Potter in charge

Mick Potter is now interim coach for the rest of the season following the departure of Trent Barrett and Addo-Carr says he has dished out some home truths.

"Mick pretty much explained that the errors and discipline side of things (isn't good enough)," he added. "When you're giving away six agains and penalties to other teams it's really deflating. It puts a lot of pressure on us as a team and that's what we need to fix."

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