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West: Friday can't come soon enough

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With two recent last minute home wins under their belt, Saints return home to Franklin’s Gardens to face Gloucester Rugby tomorrow night hoping to extend that run of home form.

Dorian West says they need to put last weekend’s European Champions Cup disappointment behind them and concentrate on what Gloucester will pose.

“We were obviously all very disappointed,” West told SaintsTV.

“But we were straight back into work on Monday and we had some good, honest meetings on Monday where everyone had their say.

“We’ve had some good days this week training, it’s good to get back into it and try to put it behind you.

“Friday can’t come soon enough. We’re all desperate to right the wrongs of last week and try to iron out some of the inconsistencies that we’ve showed over the season so far.”

West says that if Saints can translate everything they have practiced in training into their match day performance then they will be in with a good chance of getting the win over Gloucester tomorrow but the forwards coach is also acutely aware of what the cherry and whites will bring to Franklin’s Gardens.

“I think we just need to make sure we get our training right and practice the things that we want to do in the game, making sure we’re more accurate in that side of it and make sure we finish things off.

“I think on the whole we have played a lot of decent rugby this season. I know that the weekend was really disappointing, the Harlequins game was really disappointing and we have been inconsistent within those other games but we have played a lot of good rugby, its just a matter of being more consistent throughout the game and making sure we take the chances that we create.

“Gloucester are a good side. We know what they have to offer, we have tough games against them every year.

“They have a really good backline and a decent pack of forwards that produce ball so we know we need to be at our best and make sure we translate what we’ve been doing on the training pitch onto the match day pitch.”