Young: Top four hopes hinge on an away win

Young: Top four hopes hinge on an away win

Young: Top four hopes hinge on an away win

First published in Sport Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

DAI Young says Wasps have to win at least one of their back-to-back away games if they're to keep up the belief they are genuine top four contenders.

Beating Gloucester and Harlequins extended the Adams Park side's winning sequence to five in a row and took them into the play off positions for the first time.

Young is insistent his side have been overachieving from their pre-season target of improving on last season's points tally.

But he said ahead of successive awaydays against London Irish and Worcester Warriors: "Where we are, we can concentrate on ourselves. We are higher than we expected but it's so tight round there, one or two losses and you're going to drop four or five places. If you can keep winning it's going to be harder for teams to pull us back.

"We've got two massive games now. There's never any easy away wins but if we are top four contenders, these are probably games we've got to get at least one win out of to keep ourselves in the hunt.

"There's no reason why we can't win both these games if we play to our full potential. To keep in with a shout we have to win at least one - we're not putting any more importance on one over the other.”

He added: "The target at the start of the season was to have a solid season and to make sure when we get towards the business end of the season, we're not looking over our shoulder.

"We're in a better position than we thought, let's make no bones about it, but there's still a lot of points to be won and lost. We could end up with a very good season or we could end up with pretty much as expected.

"People think I'm downplaying us, which I'm not. I keep saying we are not the finished article but I honestly believe that."

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