Barking coach Wagstaff not getting carried away ahead of Thurrock test

13:00 11 December 2014

Ben Lloyd in possession for Barking during their 28-20 win over Old Priorians last weekend. Pic: Arnaud Stephenson.

Ben Lloyd in possession for Barking during their 28-20 win over Old Priorians last weekend. Pic: Arnaud Stephenson.


Barking aim to make it four successive victories in London One North

Barking may be just three points off fourth place in London One North, but head coach Steve Wagstaff is eager for his side to not get too carried away with their recent good run of form, writes Colin Munford.

The Gale Street side picked up their third win on the spin last weekend with a 28-20 success over Old Priorians, and will hope to extend that when they visit Thurrock this weekend.

But while pleased with the progress Barking have made over the course of the season, the head coach admits they must remain focused on the job at hand.

“Having that winning feeling is great and it’s what the team and the club have needed for some time,” said Wagstaff.

“The players certainly have

that bit of belief now. They know they are good players and it was just a matter of giving them that confidence and belief again.

“But we have to make sure we remain professional and we are not getting carried away.

“We have to treat Thurrock the same as everyone else.

“They are a good side with a decent coaching set-up so we have to remain focused and treat it like it is any other game.

“It’s another derby, but these types of games don’t phase us now.”

Wagstaff (below) has no fresh injury concerns going into this weekend’s match, but will be able to call upon number eight Joe Touma after his recovery from injury.


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