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Young: Teams must dread visiting Wycombe
TOMORROW’s match can’t come too soon for Wasps.
While no game in the Aviva Premiership can be taken for granted, it’s fair to say Wasps will be encouraged that it’s Worcester next on the list rather than a Saracens, Leicester or Northampton.
Dai Young’s team have endured a frustrating start to the season with indifferent performances leading to three indifferent results.
Each game might have been won, but Wasps only deserved to win the first of them and tomorrow’s return to Adams Park is a chance finally to get their season up and running against the only side in the Aviva Premiership that has made a worse start to the season.
Director of rugby Dai Young said: “We turned Adams Park into a real fortress last season and we were unbeaten there in the league until late March. It is important for us to get that going again and make sure it’s the place that away teams dread visiting.
“Our fans always get behind us there and we’re looking forward to getting back out there in front of them.”
Wasps won ten games in a row in all competitions in Wycombe last season, a run that stretched all the way to an LV Cup loss in February.
A similar sequence would do nicely now after being rocked onto the back foot so early in this campaign.
Young said: “We’ve had positives – our set piece has been strong and our defence is improving – but the individual errors we’ve been making have been harshly punished and we haven’t been anywhere near the level we can be.
“When we’ve clicked in parts in games we’ve scored tries and we have faith and confidence in the squad that we have the quality to be much better.”
Wasps expect to welcome back Elliot Daly tomorrow, but Andrea Masi is out injured now and Young admits the injuries to the backs have hindered their progress.
He said: “Our attacking game has definitely stuttered but when you look at the guys who are out that will give you a big part of the reason why.
“We can certainly sharpen up there, but we are sorely missing some of those guys, especially in the back line.”
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