Trinder hoping to bounce back

Date published: March 1 2016

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A 100th appearance beckons for the injury-prone Gloucester centre, Henry Trinder, when they face Wasps at Kingsholm this weekend.

Having been burdened with injuries in the past, the midfielder will look to rectify a few mistakes from last week's clash against Newcastle Falcons.

A pass into touch and a missed tackle are the two things he aims to fix.

"There are a few decisions I need to be better at, I threw the ball into touch and I missed a tackle so it's definitely one I will look at," Trinder told the Gloucester Citizen.

When he was introduced in the 50th minute, the Cherry and Whites were enjoying a comfortable lead.

"There are no alarm bells yet, there's a real desire to try and make a difference but I shot my gun too soon. I was trying too hard and need to be more experienced than that and bringing strength off the bench," he said.

Arguably his most stringent critic, Trinder has been looking to hit back into form.

"In terms of the score we got exactly what we wanted from it, we wanted to bounce back and four tries was great. We left a lot more out there but the boys played really well and we're taking those opportunities," he added.

"For me it was frustrating. The standard I played at is not where I want to be, there was some rustiness and some nerves and I was maybe getting ahead of myself a little bit.

"It wasn't my best performance but it was great to get half an hour under my belt, it's been a long time coming and I'll go away and learn from this personal disappointment while thanking the boys for being 30-points up before I came on."

He admits that at times he might be too impatient with himself.

"There are no alarm bells yet, there's a real desire to try and make a difference but I shot my gun too soon. I was trying too hard and need to be more experienced than that and bringing strength off the bench."

Gloucester, who are in seventh position on the Premiership table, will want to continue their winning ways against third placed Wasps.

"Wasps will be another tough one but I will be trying to right the wrongs of last week," Trinder added.

"It will come, this is a starting block for me, I wasn't quite sure where I want to be but there's nothing wrong with anything else and I have to find my way."

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