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Paterson: "I'm thoroughly thrilled for the boys to get the win"

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A hard-fought win over Gloucester last night was, Michael Paterson says, just what Saints needed going forward.

The lock says he’s delighted with the win for his side and that to beat a strong Gloucester side in front of the Franklin’s Faithful will give the team a boost as they head into the Anglo-Welsh Cup over the next two weekends.

“Obviously the win was very much-needed and its always good to get them at the the end of the day,” Paterson told SaintsTV after yesterday’s game.

“It was tough going and tough watching in that last 20 minutes but I’m thoroughly thrilled for the boys to finally get there.

“I’m not sure how we managed to scrape through but any way we can it good.

“Our defence has always been strong at home and the crowd obviously were huge in support from our local fans which is great.

“But they boys dug deep in that last 20 minutes to stop a strong Gloucester side. They came out here and threw the kitchen sink at us.

“Obviously it’s not the perfect game but a win’s a win and it’s what we strive for at the end of the day. We’ll take the four points and move on and hopefully improve and keep going.

“I always love being out on the field with the boys and playing in front of a great crowd.

“The game time this season has obviously been a lot different to where I was this time last year o I’m thoroughly enjoying it and I’ll keep putting my hand up as much as I can.”

After a tough run for Saints, Paterson says the side is looking forward to welcoming some fresh faces into the fold for the Anglo-Welsh Cup over the next two weeks.

“It’s been a difficult start to the season.

“We’ve had some big teams here and big teams away so to have a chance for the squad to freshen up and the young boys to come through and show what they’ve been working on will be good.

“The boys in the Wandies have been doing a great job with back to back wins over the last couple of weeks so they’ll be raring to go and chomping at the bit to show what they’ve been doing.”