Peter Lydon says that the Scots must use the upcoming British and Irish Cup matches to build momentum for the rest of the season.
Scottish are on a four match losing streak since beating Rotherham Titans in early December, and with no match this weekend they then face Ospreys Premiership Select and Munster ‘A’ in the final rounds of the British and Irish Cup.
The full-back admits that there is frustration at the recent form, and in-particular the New Year’s day defeat at Goldington Road.
“We were massively disappointed with the loss and in particular the performance against Bedford.”
He added: “We managed to get some control of the game mid way through the second half and looked dangerous but ultimately we had already shot ourselves in the foot in the first half with indiscipline and failure to hold onto possession.”
The Irishman is hoping that a rest this weekend before the return of the British and Irish Cup will galvanise the Scots as they look to improve results in the final part of the season.
“Hopefully the B and I will provide a chance to get some wins albeit against two strong teams in Ospreys and Munster, before we go back to the league with a massive game v Yorkshire at the end of January.” Said the 23-year-old.
Lydon has a tally of 122 points in 16 matches so far this season, and has outlined where Scottish must improve. “Our main work ons will have to be our discipline which is costing us dearly as well as game management and first half performances which have been unacceptable.”
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