Feb 10, 2018
Kevin Sorrell: "it's important that we keep momentum going"
Saracens backs coach Kevin Sorrell says that it is important that Saracens keep momentum going as they prepare to face Newcastle at Allianz Park on Saturday.
Sarries have won their last four Premiership games and sit second but take on a Falcons side who have won four on the spin in the league. The Men in Black's last Premiership outing was a 15-38 win over Wasps at the Ricoh Arena and Sorrell says that it is important his players maintain their form, he said:
"We had some good results in the last set of Premiership games against Leicester, Worcester & Wasps, so it's important that we keep momentum going over these next four weeks so we can try and put ourselves in a good position for the end of the season."
The backs-coach was handed a boost as Liam Williams was made available for the game and he will join up with the side following Six Nations duty with Wales, as will Nick Isiekwe who starts following England duty.
Sorrell said: "We had Nick with us on Monday, Liam was still with Wales then but we found out we'd be getting him back for the end of the week.
"It's always brilliant to have those boys back in, we've missed Liam over that period with his injury. He came back and then went away again, so the addition of him as a high class operator will be brilliant for our back-line."
Sorrell, who made 340 Saracens appearances, also reminisced about the club's time at Allianz Park as this weekend marks the 5th anniversary of the stadium.
He said: "I think just having somewhere we can call home is brilliant, it's actually our place, it's our territory and we're proud of being able to play here.
"Over these five years the crowd has got more and more into it, the noise and atmosphere they create on game-day is brilliant for the lads.
"I remember that Glasgow match last year when we had 15,000 people here and it was properly rocking and that's what we want every week; a proper packed out Allianz Park with the crowd right behind us."