Day eyes response in Champions Cup

Date published: November 9 2015

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Northampton second-row Christian Day is eager to recapture their winning ways when they kick-off their Champions Cup campaign on Saturday.

The Saints host the Scarlets as they enter the pools after a dismal start to the Premiership, with the side having lost three out of four games.

But Day is determined to turn things around in the Franklin's Gardens fixture as the Saints look to recapture their strong pre-season form.

"We had a very successful pre-season where we were undefeated and playing some very good rugby," the forward told northantstelegraph.co.uk.

"We have started poorly by our standards, we're not going to hide away from that, but we're all professionals, we are all here to do our job and we've got to pick ourselves up and go into a new competition this week.

"Hopefully we can start it off with a win."

Northampton lost 12-6 to Saracens in their most recent Premiership fixture, with Day reflecting on a match that they struggled to find form in.

"We came up against a very good Saracens team," he continued.

"We know these games are going to be tough, they're a top quality team who are going to be there or thereabouts come the end of the season, and unfortunately they came out on top.

"We did well in the scrum, the lineout was pretty close and they were probably just on top there.

"There was some brilliant work in the scrum but we're a lot more than that as a team and we're disappointed with the whole package."

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