19th Jan, 2018

Protherough urges Bromsgrove to show hunger and desire at Stourbridge

Craig Gibbons 23rd Nov, 2017

DIRECTOR of rugby Dan Protherough has urged Bromsgrove to show hunger and desire if they are to return to winning ways in Midlands One West this weekend.

Second-placed Boars make the trip to Stourbridge on Saturday after a week off and will be looking to get back on track following their surprise 39-27 defeat to Stoke a fortnight ago.

Defeat for Bromsgrove allowed Burton to take top spot and gain a five-point lead heading into the next round of fixtures.

And having conceded ‘soft points’ against Stoke, Protherough is urging his side to be more clinical.

“The lessons we have learnt from the defeat to Stoke must be taken into the game at Stourbridge,” he said.

“It is important we look after the ball and show a lot of hunger to get back to what we had been doing prior to the Stoke game.

“Showing a lot of hunger and desire is key so we have to turn up with that attitude as well as being more clinical.

“We let ourselves down against Stoke, both as a team and individuals, so we want to put that right.”

Although hard-to-please chief Protherough is demanding more from his squad, he stressed there were no worries among the ranks after their first defeat of the season.

“If somebody had said to me we would win nine of our first ten games I would have been pretty happy,” he said.

“We were disappointed but sometimes you have to take things into context in terms of having a lot of injuries.

“There is no need to take much of the defeat because overall it has been a great start.”

Tom Hardwick (shoulder) and Jake Abbott (knee) will miss Bromsgrove’s trip to Stourbridge.

 

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