Apr 05, 2018
Attitude is key – Spencer
Ben Spencer insists Saracens’ mentality in training will influence their 2017/18 Aviva Premiership run in.
The Men in Black have four games remaining in the regular season and currently hold one of the two home semi-final spots in the table.
Last year Sarries suffered defeat at the home of eventual winners Exeter Chiefs and Spencer sees the Wolfpack’s focus as key to success this time around.
“All the lads have come in raring to go this week and are ready to get stuck into the Premiership,” he told Saracens.com.
“We were gutted last year and it wasn’t the way we wanted to end the season especially after Europe.
“I think we’ve just got to take every game as it comes, keep turning up to training and trying to improve day-in, day-out; hopefully the results will take care of themselves.
“If we come in with the attitude of always wanting to get better, it can only individually and as a team get us into the right position.”
Sarries travel to Northampton Saints this weekend having recorded three wins over them in all competitions so far this term, scoring 174 points in the process.
However, Spencer says their form against the East Midlands outfit means nothing headed into the match at Franklin’s Gardens.
“We know the rivalry that’s there and just because they’ve had a shaky season doesn’t mean they’re not going to turn up on Saturday wanting a scalp,” he said.
“We’ve got to prepare as well as we can for the test that’s coming as we know it’s going to be a tough game, there’s not doubt about it.
“We’ve had a few good results against them this year and hopefully we’ll get another one at the weekend.”