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Young previews Worcester game

London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young looks ahead to the Aviva Premiership home game against Worcester Warriors this weekend.

Wasps are looking to continue on a good start at home after a fine win at Adams Park last time out over London Irish.

“Beating the top four sides home or away is always going to be difficult in this league but beating the teams outside of that and in and around you is very important at home. If you want to do anything in this league you have to win those so this is a big game for us.”

On the challenge of a Worcester side coming to High Wycombe on the back of a win last week he said:

“Well what we want is a far more entertaining game than the dour 6-0 loss we had last year and I think both sides will be looking to play. They have traditionally got a very strong set piece and kicking game and they look like they’ve added some good expansion to that so I think they’ll come down with lots of confidence.”

Young added that a win on Sunday would give his side what he believed was a realistic and fair points tally from the first block of six Aviva Premiership games.

“What we said at the start of the year is still very true. We are a new developing team who are looking for a solid season and we want to go into the last few months of the season looking in front of us. If we win this weekend we are on course for where I thought we would be after six games in terms of points and we’ve shown good glimpses in our play that we’ve got to keep working on.”

Young also confirmed that James Bailey has had surgery on his broken leg and is likely to miss the rest of the season.

“We all know how hard he has worked over the summer months to get back to fitness after a shoulder injury he had in France so everyone really feels for him.”

The Wasps boss also revealed that former rugby league legend Brian Noble has been with the squad for a few defence sessions over the past few weeks.

Noble is a former Great Britain captain and coach who also led Bradford to three Super League Grand Final victories.

Young said: "I’ve known and respected Brian for a long time and he has taken two short sessions with the lads over the past few weeks and will come in sporadically during the season and his sessions will offer something a bit different as the season goes on."

Tickets for the game this Sunday, ko3pm, are still available. To secure your place call 0844 225 2990 or book online here.