Richards Seeks Return To Winning Ways

09th January 2015

London Scottish backs coach Peter Richards says the squad is determined to get back to winning ways on Saturday when Yorkshire Carnegie visit Richmond Athletic Ground, 3pm kick-off.

Last Sunday's late defeat at Nottingham allowed the Green and Whites to leapfrog Scottish into third place and the Exiles will be aiming for victory on Saturday to boost their top four credentials.

Richards said: “There was obviously disappointment across the board on Sunday but we have got to dust ourselves down and get back to playing our way of rugby.

“Yorkshire will see this as a winnable game, however if we perform to our best then I'm confident we will win the game, although I expect it to be another even contest.”

He added: “They are far better than their league position shows and pushed Worcester all the way a couple of weeks ago.

“They are under new management and seem galvanised by some fresh voices. Arguably it will be a more difficult game than Nottingham, so we will need to be at our best.”

London Scottish make just two changes to their starting XV this week.

Second-rower Josh Thomas Brown will make his first start of the season in place of James Phillips after impressing as a second half replacement against Nottingham.

In the back-row, Chevvy Pennycook starts for the first time since September, with Neil Best dropping to the bench.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Home of the Chelsea Pensioners, will be the official match day charity on Saturday and supporters are asked to give generously to the bucket collection which will take place before, during and after the match.

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London Scottish squad to play Yorkshire Carnegie at Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday, January 10, 3pm kick-off.

15, Peter Lydon, 14, Matt Williams, 13, Matt Hawke, 12, Connor Braid, 11, Miles Mantella, 10, Dan Newton, 9, Matt Heeks, 1, James Hallam, 2, Adam Kwasnicki, 3, Max Maidment, 4, Josh Thomas Brown, 5, Gregor Gillanders, 6, Chevvy Pennycook. 7, Chris Walker, 8, Mark Bright (c).

Replacements: 16, Mark Lilley, 17, David Cherry, 18, Ben Prescott, 19, James Phillips, 20, Neil Best, 21, Jamie Stevenson, 22, Harry Sloan.

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