The Broncos were handed a heavy defeat by St George Illawarra at Kogarah in the NRL opener.

It was the first game where Milford and Kodi Nikorima teamed up in the halves following Ben Hunt's move to the Dragons.

But the playmaker said the flak has not given him any extra motivation ahead of round two.

"It gets pushed aside," he told

"Inside, I know what I need to work on and how I can be better in a game. I just need to put that into action. [Criticism] comes as part and parcel of playing the position I play".

"There are going to be heavy critics coming at at Kodi [Nikorima] whether we lose or win but we’ve got to ride those highs and lows and whatever comes our way we accept it and move on.

"Having a new partner in the halves, it will take a bit of time for both of us to click. We have got no excuses, but…we know where we went wrong and how we are going to fix it, and that is going to happen on Friday night.

"Everyone is just forgetting it is round one. There is nothing wrong here at the Broncos."

Milford admitted he will be looking to improve his running game when Brisbane take on North Queensland this weekend.

"Being more of a talker [now] takes that away from myself and I think that is what I need to go back to and make sure I get an early carry in the game, and stay in the game," he said.