Bees will field ‘as strong a line-up as we possibly can’ in Saturday’s bottom-versus-top Championship clash with Worcester Warriors, says Bees’ director of rugby Russell Earnshaw.
Although Bees will be forced to contest the relegation play-offs for the second year in a row, every extra point for a win they can pick up before then will be vital.
Earnshaw, just back from a trip to the USA with the England Sevens, is determined to approach the coming struggles with a positive outlook.
“[Recently] we had a good performance against Bristol and another decent one in Llandovery where we lost by one point on the last play of the game,” he said.
“And we’ve now got three weeks of just playing at the weekends.
“We’re certainly in a much better position than we were this time last season.
“Over the last few weeks we’ve had some key players coming back.”
After a very bad day at the office for the Bees last Friday saw them lose 0-52 to Bedford Blues, a positive attitude might be no bad thing.
A bumper crowd is expected at Damson Park for the Worcester game (kick off 2pm).
The Warriors, who started their Championship campaign with a 48-3 victory against the Bees back in August, are sure to want to take their tally of points for the season over the 100 mark.
Although tickets will be available on the gate, spectators from both clubs are being urged to pre-purchase tickets in advance.
Bees are asking supporters to arrive early and use public transport if they possibly can.