Yorkshire Carnegie head coach, Bryan Redpath, said he is hoping his side can carry on their winning momentum going into the final stages of the season.
Reflecting on last week’s win over Bedford that put his team in a strong position to finish in the top four Redpath said: “In the second half against Bedford we controlled the game a lot better and we have got to carry that momentum on, week in week out now. We have hopefully have eight matches left and it would be great if we could achieve something as a group this year.
“I felt we gifted Bedford two or three exits where they got the ball back after us scoring, which I think gave them 16 points virtually and also they coughed up a seven pointer as well, which just highlights how important it is when you score and what you do after that. We have spoken about it and coming into this end of the year you can’t give the ball back quickly once you’ve scored, you’ve got to put the pressure back on the opposition.”
Looking ahead to Saturday’s game against London Welsh Redpath confirmed the injury situation with his squad. He said: “David Doherty had a bit of a back injury and a tight hamstring but will be back in contention and Stegmann pulled a quad so hopefully over the next couple of weeks we will be able to integrate him. Forsyth and Casson have similar niggles. Christion Georgiou should be back soon after his shoulder dislocation. We have a few bumps and bruises but Jack Walker is back jogging this week, Josh Bainbridge isn’t yet so we have had our fair share of injuries which is the nature of the game but hopefully we will get people up and running in the next couple of weeks and make it hard for me to select.”