Saracens Scottish flanker Kelly Brown returns from his three month lay off this weekend when Saracens face Bath, and the inspirational Scottish loose-forward is predicting a ‘tough test’ on his first outing of the season.
“It’s a huge challenge, and without a shadow of a doubt it’s our biggest test so far as a group” explained Brown.
“Bath have signed well over the summer, adding some really exciting players to the squad and they are one of only a few teams that have a 100% record in the League – so we know that we’ve got a difficult test this weekend.”
“They have strengths all over, they have a strong pack, so that means our set piece and our work at the breakdown will have to be spot on, but we strive to be good at those things in every game we play in” he added. “
“They have very good runners and pace that can hurt you in any place of the field. Against Gloucester we shut them down, and imposed ourselves on them and that is something we’ll want to replicate this weekend”.
Brown returns to the squad after injuring his ankle whilst he was away on international duty with Scotland, and the 31 year-old says he is happy to be back to full fitness.
“When I was injured I was told that I’d be out of action for around three months and I’m pretty much on track since then, so I’m feeling good.”
“I’ve got all of my strength back now and I’m just looking forward playing.”