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Posted Tuesday, March 19th 2019

‘Let’s build momentum’ – Crane

Jordan Crane has challenged Bristol Bears to raise their game to the next level as they go in search of a third successive win in the Gallagher Premiership when Worcester Warriors visit Ashton Gate on Saturday (3pm KO).

The number eight and co-captain, who recently signed a one-year contract extension at Ashton Gate, says confidence in the camp is high after successive league wins and urged his side to continue their momentum.

“We’re happy with where we are after two good back-to-back wins. It’s the first time we’ve done that in the league this season and now it’s just about building that momentum and looking up the table,” he said.

“We’re one win away from the top six and we can start building some decent momentum, but that only happens if we go out and perform in the way that we have at times this season, especially at Ashton Gate.

“Winning in the Premiership is massive, but a performance like that at Northampton, who have just gone and won the Premiership Cup this week, is massive for us considering that we hadn’t won away in the league all season.

“We can take belief out of that, as a squad and individuals, as to how good we can be as a team.

“We’re happy with where we are after two good back-to-back wins. It’s the first time we’ve done that in the league this season and now it’s just about building that momentum and looking up the table.”

Jordan Crane, number eight

“When Pat came in we started from scratch and we’re growing all the time, building month on month, and feel we’re getting better and better – it’s just about having that belief in what we’re doing and see how far we can get.”

Crane insists Bristol are fully aware of the challenge posed by Worcester on Saturday, but dismissed the notion that the defeat at Sixways in October has added extra spice to this weekend’s game.

“The best thing about the Premiership this season is that you’ve got 12 good teams who can all beat each other on their day,” he said.

“So, it’s going to be a massive game for us on the weekend, fighting for those points.

“If you look at us now, we’re a completely different team to the one we were back in October.

“It was disappointing on the day and we had to get over it, but it doesn’t add anything to this weekend. It’s another good game against another good team in the Premiership, at home, and we want to win.”

Adult tickets start from £30 and U12s from £10 for this mouthwatering encounter against the Warriors, as Pat Lam's men continue their push for a top six finish.

The popular fan village will be in full swing, with local food and drink outlets, as well as live music and entertainment.

Tickets are available to purchase online now by clicking here, or via supporter services on 0117 963 0600.


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