By Cherry Picker
September 12 2012
Gloucester have managed to stage an early-season rescue act by winning at London Irish, now they can turn their early campaign into solid achievement by producing another away result up the road at Worcester this weekend.
The 40-31 victory at London Irish was hopefully a turning point for the team after their opening day defeat at home to Northampton.
If they can produce another away win at Worcester, things really will be looking up.
Coach Nigel Davies professed himself satisfied with the performance at Reading, and returning captain Jim Hamilton went further than that … he was delighted.
After missing the Saints game through injury, the match at Irish was his first as skipper and he told the Citizen: "It goes without saying how much we needed to get that win under our belts. To get it at London Irish, where it's been notoriously tough for us in the past, is huge.
"There's still a lot for us to work on, but the win's all that matters at this stage.
"There were times out there when I had the hairs on the back of my neck standing up, and it's given me energy to work hard and other guys energy to work harder.
"If we're going to move forward properly as a club we're going to need that type of player, and I think we've got them.
"We're just going to go about our work quietly and keep plugging away, and fight to build every week.
"Worcester will be a huge challenge for us, a huge local derby.
"We didn't win there last year and they are a very difficult team.
"And we'll go to Worcester with huge belief now, but knowing that it will take a massive performance to get a result.”
With two defeats in their opening two games, Wuss will be desperate for a result for so many reasons.
As Hamilton says, this is a huge local derby.
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