Kelly Brown leads Saracens out against Worcester Warriors on Sunday saying he is ‘honoured’ to have been named captain for the game
With club captain Steve Borthwick rested for the game, Brown will be looking to pick up from where he left off after a successful Six Nations campaign as the Scotland captain.
“It’s a huge honour,” said Brown. “A few of the boys will be taking a well earned break this weekend but we still have a impressive team for this Sunday; and we’ll need it, as Worcester are a difficult side to play against.
“They are a tough, competitive side and we’re expecting a battle out there; but we are focusing on ourselves and making sure that we get our level of performance right, because if we don’t Worcester can certainly make life difficult for us.”
Saracens have had a number of players unavailable due to the Six Nations and long-term injuries in 2013, but Brown believes the squad is back to full strength in what is an important time of the season;
Brown explained; “In regards to where we are as a squad, I’m quite happy with the way thing have been going. Obviously with the Six Nations, there is a little break in the season and a couple of us guys were away; but now we’re all back I feel that we are all familiar with the systems that we operate at the club, and if you look at our last few performances there’s plenty to feel upbeat about
“We’re lucky at the as we haven’t many injuries at the moment, and the squad is in a really good place. Some long term absentees have returned along with the International guys, so we virtually have a full squad to choose from.
“There are a lot of big matches ahead for us, and it starts this Sunday against the Warriors.”