It’s a battle to stay up – Paul
CINDERFORD director of rugby Paul Morris admits his side are in a relegation battle as they prepare to take on lowly Loughborough Students at home today.
The loss to Sale in Manchester sees them now only two points above the National League One bottom three after 17 games, ahead of today’s clash at the Beavis Memorial Ground.
Morris said: “Is it a relegation battle? Definitely, but then again that applies to over half the league. Ten teams in fact.
“I said from the start that a really good side would go down. We can’t just hope it’s not us.
“We have to take care of ourselves and make sure it’s not us. Ten wins is normally enough to stay up, but it’s going to take much more than that this time.
“We have to hold our nerve and the two home games in January, against Loughborough and Esher, are vital to us going forward.
“I have absolutely no doubt we are good enough at this level, but we have to keep improving.”
On the challenge of Loughborough, Morris said: “Loughborough have picked up massively from the start of the season.
“They put 50 points on Caldy last Saturday. They have an injection of Leicester Academy players and that is not unfair. It is how it should be. We are in this league to pit our wits against quality sides and quality players, young or old, and all different styles.”