Coach insists a clinical edge will come

Richard Hill believes it is only a matter of time before Worcester Warriors discover a more ruthless cutting edge after they were frustrated in attack against defending champions Saracens.

Second half tries from David Strettle and Brad Barritt ensured the Aviva Premiership holders took victory while Andy Goode contributed the points for Warriors.

Hill, though, was adamant that the tries will come for his team as they prepare for a home double header against in-form Harlequins and Northampton Saints in the coming weeks.

“We are creating chances,” he said. “We made ten line breaks to two by Sale in the first game, we made more line breaks than Gloucester did. Against Saracens we have had chances in the 22, even right at the end with Miles Benjamin’s break we had a chance to score.

“We are not finishing them, which is a concern, but the fact is that he players are working very hard and creating scoring opportunities. It will come. We look like scoring and our attack is flowing, we outflanked Saracens on a number of occasions and made some breaks. At some stage we will put them away.

“We are enjoying the season and the spirit is good in the dressing room, despite losing,” he added.

“We know we have performed well and you have got to quickly forget the defeats and move on and look forward to playing Harlequins, the in-form team in the league, at home next weekend.

“They have given their all today and you can’t ask for more than that. If you have come up and haven’t played well or given it everything then you are disappointed. I couldn’t fault anyone for not making the 100 percent.

“We had to make changes this week and they played well. I felt the ones that came off the bench also played a part and Ollie Frost, the young scrum half who came on for Jonny Arr, came up against the champions did very well.”

Hill, who must now wait on the fitness of Jonny Arr who is touch and go for next weekend’s game after the young scrum half was taken off with medial ligament injury at half-time, also refused to blame the penalty count for defeat at Watford.

He said: “We committed penalties, but I saw a few that could have been called on the other side too.

“We are away from home and we are Worcester Warriors. I have been around long enough to know that the big teams normally get some decisions, the little teams have to fight for everything and you don’t always get the rub of the green.

“I’m not worried about that though, I have seen it so many times that it is standard. We have to be whiter than white and we must not commit penalties ourselves.”