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Posted Wednesday, October 31st 2018

‘Players must put their hands up’ - Muldoon

John Muldoon says this weekend’s Premiership Cup clash against Gloucester at Ashton Gate is another opportunity for young players to put their hands up for future selection.

Bristol Bears welcome back three players from long-term injuries, with summer signings Charles Piutau, Aly Muldowney and Lewis Thiede all set to feature on Friday night.

And Muldoon has urged the players involved to make their mark ahead of the upcoming return to Gallagher Premiership action.  

“Too many errors cost us last weekend, and it was a frustrating day,” he said. “The positive was that players got game time.”  

“It’s a time where you’ve got to utilise your squad and you’ve got to get people time on the pitch.

"You’ve got to give one or two people a break, because it’s a long, long season and there’s a lot to play for, so it’s important to get fellas out there and also important that they get to do it in the right environment and under the pressure of a team that doesn’t know what’s coming.

“It will be exciting to see both Charles (Piutau) and Aly (Muldowney) on the pitch. They were frustrated by their injuries, but they’ve been a great influence on the squad."

John Muldoon

"It’s a good opportunity for people to put their hands up for future selection.”

And as well as further opportunities for some of the squad’s young guns, Muldoon is excited about the impact of Piutau and Muldowney, who will make their first competitive appearances for the club.

“It will be exciting to see both Charles and Aly on the pitch – they’re summer signings who picked up injuries early on,” he said.

“They were frustrated by their injuries, but they’ve been a great influence on the squad. They are different age profiles but both very mature and are leaders in the squad, so it will be great to have them both back.”

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