Saracens head to the Salford City Stadium for the third time this season on Sunday looking to book a place in the final of the LV=Cup.
A win in the Premiership against Sale Sharks was followed by a narrow defeat in the pool stages of the cup competition before Christmas but Nils Mordt explained that squad are excited to be heading back to Manchester – even though they are expecting a tough challenge.
“We always know that going to up to play Sale is a hard game. I think the boys are just really looking forward to it, and obviously with this being a semi-final we’ve got it all to play for.
“We’re just concentrating on ourselves really. We know that they’re going to bring a very physical performance but we’ve just got to worry about ourselves and take care of what we have to do.”
Mordt captains the side from fly-half and will be telling his side that it’s important they build on the performances of recent weeks.
He explained: “We are looking to play with the ball in hand as much as we can as it has served us well in the last few weeks, and hopefully it will continue, but it’s hard to say as you don’t know how the game will pan out.
“It all depends on what pressures we have and we’ve just got to make sure that we play in the right parts of the field.”
Mordt has been a regular starter in the LV=Cup and he has captained the side during the competition.
“It’s been awesome. As a squad we’ve all really committed to it, and from the outset we aimed to get to the later stages of the cup, and we’re very happy to get to the semi-finals.
“Now it’s the time for us to take one step further.”