Saints star Myler: We’ve got more improvement in us

Stephen Myler is back in the Saints starting line-up (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)
Stephen Myler is back in the Saints starting line-up (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Stephen Myler says Saints are excited by the challenge of climbing the Aviva Premiership table.

But the fly-half, who kicked five penalties in the 15-3 win against Gloucester last Friday, knows it will be a big ask to win at Bath this weekend.

Saints, the previous campaign’s table-toppers, now sit sixth in the league, with their win against the Cherry and Whites having moved them up four places.

And when asked whether he and his team-mates pay any attention to league positions at such an early stage of the season, Myler said: “We pay attention to where we are.

“We obviously weren’t very happy with being where we were (before the Gloucester game) but we can change through our efforts during the weeks and the games at the weekend.

“Although we’ve lost a few games, it’s not done and we feel we’ve got improvement in us, which is an exciting thing to work towards.”

Last season’s Premiership grand final runners-up Bath have also endured a tough start to the season, currently lying eighth after Sunday’s 21-11 defeat at Leicester Tigers.

But Myler said: “We’ve had a few tough games this season and we know Bath have got a great squad.

“We know it’s going to be a massive challenge for us to go to The Rec on Saturday.

“We won there last year, but we’ve also come unstuck there in recent years as well so we know it’s a huge test.

“We know we’ve got to prepare during the week and we’ve got a bit of momentum behind us now after three successive wins, but we’ve got to be at our best to go and get a win.”