Goode is focusing on league progress

Fly-half Andy Goode believes Warriors can start focusing on the teams above them in the Aviva Premiership table after Friday night’s win put the Sixways side just ten points behind leaders Harlequins.

Goode kicked all of Warriors’ points in a 12-3 victory over Saracens to ensure that Richard Hill’s men are now closer to the top of the table than they are to the bottom in terms of their points-tally.

And with basement side Sale Sharks now 13-points adrift of Warriors, Goode wants to help catapult his side up the table.

He said: “We don’t look at the bottom of the table. The table is very tight and we’re not far off the Heineken Cup places so that’s our focus.

“We have to win all our home games. It’s always pretty tough for teams to come to Sixways and we showed that again on Friday night.

“I love playing at Sixways. It’s a great atmosphere and the fans always get behind the team. If we keep winning matches here we can creep up the table into the Heineken Cup places.”

Warriors travel to table-toppers Harlequins this Friday and Goode admitted that the players have been working hard in training to try and improve the side’s away form.

He added: “Historically we haven’t been great at backing-up home wins with wins on the road but it is something we are trying to address.

“We’ll go down to Quins next week and they’ll be missing a few players on international duty so hopefully we can surprise a few people down there.

“They’re a great side and they’ve got a great squad. It’s not just their first-choice players. They’ve got a lot of good back-up players who will come in.

“Harlequins are trying to build and it will be a tough game but a big emphasis will be on trying to back up Friday’s win with another positive performance.”
 


“We don’t look at the bottom of the table. The table is very tight and we’re not far off the Heineken Cup places so that’s our focus."