Sanderson demands derby day focus

Captain Pat Sanderson insists the players at Warriors must show how much they care about the club in the final game of the season against local rivals Gloucester – and not be distracted by off field happenings at Sixways.

Director of Rugby Mike Ruddock has this week left the club following relegation from the Guinness Premiership.

Sanderson, though, is adamant that the team must keep its focus and concentrate on the Gloucester game and a winning end to the season for the supporters.

He said: “It’s very important that we move on and put all our emotion together and channel that towards the Gloucester game.

“We have to prove to our supporters, our friends and family that we do care hugely about this club. We must show that in the local derby.

“What happens now, in terms of leading the club, is not for us to speculate about.

“This is our last game of the season and we need to vent our frustrations and our emotions in the right manner and give our fans a great send off.

“It’s a very sad day for us as a club and as players, Mike was well liked and we had a huge amount of respect for him and the decision he has now made.

“He always treated us with dignity. He was a strong man and has done the honourable thing. You have to respect him for that.”

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