Mallinder: Saints must build on Glasgow success

Jim Mallinder wants Saints to back up their Glasgow success against Gloucester (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)
Jim Mallinder wants Saints to back up their Glasgow success against Gloucester (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)
0
Have your say

Jim Mallinder has urged Saints to build on their Glasgow success when they host Gloucester on Friday.

Mallinder’s men secured a superb 26-15 win at Scotstoun Stadium last Saturday, making it two wins from as many games in this season’s Champions Cup.

But Saints have struggled in the Aviva Premiership, with last season’s table-toppers winning just one of their four games so far.

And Mallinder, who has been dealing with a host of absences in the pack, including Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes, is desperate for a win at Franklin’s Gardens this week.

“It’s tough and that’s life,” said Mallinder when asked about the injury situation.

“We said that this season would be very, very difficult every single week and we’ve really got to build on this performance for Friday.

“We’re in a good position in Europe, having won two out of two, but now it’s all about this week, Gloucester, a short turnaround.

“We’ve got to make sure we get ourselves organised.”