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West hoping best is yet to come

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Having put a frustrating start to the season behind them, Dorian West says all that matters is what lies ahead for the Saints.

A string of positive performances has seen the men in black, green and gold climb back into the top four despite having been 10 points adrift at one stage, but the challenge facing them now is to stay there with a big run of games upcoming.

“We’ve won five of our last six and this is the time of the year you need to be doing that,” he told SaintsTV. “There was a lot of chat about how poor we were at the start of the season, which was disappointing, but we finished comfortably top of the league last year and ended up winning nothing.

“It’s all about how we perform from now until the end of the season and being on the top of our game at the right time.”

That sequence starts on Sunday with the testing trip to Sandy Park, hosts and second placed Exeter in a decent run of form of their own.

“We’re expecting a tough game this week, but we’ve worked hard in our preparation,” West added. “It’s a tough challenge. They’re a good side with some top players and conditions are always testing.

“They’re a big club now competing at the right end of the league and we need to make sure we’re at our best and that we play well down there, like we have in the past.”