Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath said he is pleased with the winning start his side have made to the Greene King IPA Championship and is hoping they can continue that against London Scottish this Sunday.

Speaking ahead of the dame Redpath said: “I’m pleased to have Stevie McColl back in the side.  I have to give Jonah Holmes a lot of credit, he has filled in that position and has played very well in the two games previously, but Stevie comes back in and he is desperate to play and it’s great to have him back involved and his experience helping the team go forward will be good.

“The last two games have shown our mental toughness, we have not panicked as much and there is a little more majority around the squad.  We are a learning group and we have got to keep learning and improving and if we do that we will be a very difficult team to beat.

“London Scottish are a team with nothing to lose, the SRU have gone in and funded them a little bit and supported them with players going down there. It’s going to be tough, they are a young energetic side who play and will move us around, so we have to be prepared that if we make mistakes and turn over ball cheaply we could be defending for ten-fifteen phases after and that’s not great so we have to look after the ball and control the game when we have it and they have it make sure we are physical and disciplined.”