Schofield – We will go and fight again

Lock Dean Schofield insists that Warriors are desperate to get their first win of the season.

Despite a tough start, the second rower believes their fortunes are due to change and that the players will give everything in order to try and get their campaign up and running.

He said: “We want to show the supporters what we’re all about. We will stay positive and we won’t let any negatives creep in.

“We know where we are and we know where we want to be. We are a tight group and you can bet your life that we will go out and fight again this weekend.”

Warriors travel to Adams Park to play London Wasps this Saturday, where they will meet former team-mates Andy Goode, Matt Mullan and Joe Carlisle.

And Schofield maintains that the players will be determined to put things right against a Wasps side that have lost their opening three games of the season.

He confirmed: “We want to turn it around at Wasps. They are yet to get a win but we’re only three games in.

“They’re going to be hungry for a win and they’ve got a great set-piece with Goode who will be looking to kick into the corners and test our lineout.”

Warriors came up against the England international-blessed line-up of Harlequins last weekend, in which they found themselves on the wrong end of a 37-13 scoreline.

England stars Danny Care, Joe Marler and Mike Brown all touched down, despite a resilient defensive display from Warriors in the first half an hour.

Schofield admitted: “It was a really tough game and they played at such a quick tempo – always moving the ball quickly with plenty of off-loads and it’s an attractive game to watch.

“It was difficult but we regrouped ahead of the second-half and started to contest more.”

In the last half an hour of the game Warriors pressed Quins, playing some positive attacking rugby and enforced a penalty try.

Schofield added: “We had a lot of hands on ball and a lot of play in the second-half and our scrum did really well.

“There were moments when we had seven in our pack against their eight and we were pushing them off the ball which is a big credit to the hard work the guys are putting in week-in week-out.”

Warriors will welcome newly-promoted Newcastle to Sixways in just under a fortnight and Schofield insists that the club needs to stay positive going forward.

He concluded: “We’ve got some great support and we will keep going. We just want to do so well as a club and we want to get this show on the road.”