Dickson eager for Saints to secure home semi-final

HOME COMFORTS - Glenn Dickson wants to book an LV= Cup semi-final at Franklin's Gardens (Picture: Linda Dawson)
HOME COMFORTS - Glenn Dickson wants to book an LV= Cup semi-final at Franklin's Gardens (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Glenn Dickson is desperate for Saints to secure a home semi-final in the LV= Cup.

Jim Mallinder’s men currently sit top of Pool 4 thanks to impressive wins against Gloucester and London Irish.

Dickson, who landed a total of 35 points in those two games, is now setting his sights on upcoming games against Newport Gwent Dragons and Saracens.

And he knows just how important they will be as Saints aim to qualify as one of the top two pool winners to set up a last-four showdown at Franklin’s Gardens at the beginning of March.

Dickson said: “We just need to try to carry on the form we’ve shown in the Premiership and replicate that in the LV= Cup.

“We managed to do that in the first two games and we need a couple more because we’d love to have a home semi-final at Franklin’s Gardens.

“The next two weeks are extremely important.”

The next two weeks are also vital for Dickson as he bids to stake his claim for a regular first-team starting spot.

He has his sights set on Stephen Myler’s No.10 shirt and is aiming to make a big impression with his Saints team-mate away on England duty.

“I probably see that (playing at fly-half) as my best opportunity to play,” said Dickson.

“I’ll play anywhere but it’s the position Saints have got in mind for me and if that’s the case I’ve got to make sure I deliver when I get my chances.”