Newcastle Knights star Dane Gagai says he believes the club has put the disasterous 2016 season behind them.

The Knights finished in a dismal last place on the NRL ladder last year with just one win from its 23 games.

There’s plenty of new faces at the Knights for the new season though and Gagai (pictured) says after Newcastle pushed some of the competitions leading teams right down to the wire last year, he believes the club is ready to turn  its fortunes around in 2017.