Saints in a good place ahead of Leinster showdown, says Myler

EXCITED - Stephen Myler is relishing the prospect of facing Leinster (Picture: Linda Dawson)
EXCITED - Stephen Myler is relishing the prospect of facing Leinster (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Stephen Myler says Saints are ‘in a good place’ going into Saturday’s huge Heineken Cup clash with Leinster.

Northampton have won their past seven games in all competitions and will be eager to maintain that winning streak when the Irish giants head to Franklin’s Gardens.

Saints need a victory to further their claims for qualification as Leinster currently sit three points clear of them at the top of Pool 1.

And though he knows how stern a test this weekend’s opposition will pose, Myler is excited by the prospect of facing them twice in quick succession, with Saints heading to the Aviva Stadium eight days later.

“We talk about momentum a lot and winning as many games as we can on the run gives us that,” said the Saints fly-half.

“We’re in a good place at the moment but we’re under no illusions, we know what a quality side Leinster are.

“It’s really exciting that we’ve got back-to-back games against them and we’re looking forward to it.”

Myler was part of a makeshift backline last weekend, with Glenn Dickson and Dom Waldouck thrown in for their first Premiership starts of the season.

But Saints still managed to secure a 33-10 win at Worcester to keep their Premiership title bid on track and Myler was happy to see the strength of the squad shine through.

“We’ve had a couple of injuries in the past week or two and you need people who can come in and are capable of not letting the standard drop,” he said. “We had that on Saturday.

“When you lose the likes of Ben (Foden) and James (Wilson), that’s sport unfortunately.

“As much as we’d like to have everyone fit, we know it’s not always going to be the case. That’s what you need a strong squad for and we’ve got that at the moment.”