Sep 28, 2018
We’re always striving to improve - Maitland
Sean Maitland was equally relieved and delighted to get back out on the field last Sunday against Gloucester after injury slowed the start of his campaign.
The Scotland winger started the first game up at Newcastle Falcons but was forced off in the first half with a nasty-looking dislocated finger.
He returned against Northampton Saints a fortnight later before playing 80 minutes and scoring in round four at Allianz Park in front of his family which the 30-year-old describes as a ‘cool moment’.
“It was a difficult start for myself, playing 20 minutes of rugby and then getting that finger injury,” Maitland said.
“Luckily enough It wasn’t that bad and it could have been a lot worse. It was good to get a start and play at home for the first time this season and the boys put in a good shift.
“It was a special game for my family as it was my second daughter’s first game so it was good to get the win for little Lily.”
Saracens have maximum points on the board from their first four matches – the first team to achieve that feat in Premiership history.
A tough test in Bath lies in wait for the Men in Black this weekend and Maitland is determined to ‘keep the train rolling’.
He said: “As a team we’re always striving to improve ourselves on and off the field.
“We know Bath is going to be a really tough game and they’re in some form as well but we’ve just got to keep the momentum going, keep the train rolling and it’s good to be playing at home again.
“Hopefully the weather will be nice to we can chuck the ball around which we did last Sunday.”