Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath is backing his side to make a positive response to their recent losing run when they take on London Scottish in the British and Irish Cup this Sunday, kick off 2.30pm.
Carnegie will travel to Scarborough for one of their on the road fixtures looking to end their losing run of three games. Redpath says he will be putting out a strong side for the Cup fixture and is looking for a consistent performance from his team.
Speaking ahead of the London Scottish game Redpath said: “Everyone is aware we have lost a few games so we have to make sure we get a performance in and if we have to pick a stronger side to do that in the British and Irish Cup we will do it to get a performance and hopefully get the result off the back of it.
“On Friday against Nottingham we had a great 40 and then in the second half we didn’t execute two or three things set piece wise and then we missed touch and then suddenly they got the ball and kept it, like we did in the first half, and then we never got any rhythm into the game and sadly that cost us. Teams are playing well against us but we are not giving ourselves the best chance. Even though it is tough we are still five points off being in second position so it’s not the end of the world and we have got to be as positive but objective as we can.
“The boys train very well but we are not translating that into an 80 minute game, we are getting glimpses at stages and using some of strengths that were good at the start of the season, with our drive and our scrum and opposition are challenging us there so we have got to get back to that and using all elements of our game.
“Scottish probably played their best game against us and played with a lot of width in that game and we had a mix and match around some of drives. We can’t look back too much and we have to look at what is happening now and not what happened 8-9 games ago and focus on now and Sunday, which is a huge game for us.”