‘We have things to do’ – Ryan

Date published: April 4 2016

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Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan is remaining upbeat despite his side's 50-12 thumping at the hands of Exeter Chiefs.

The 49-year-old has said that his side are in no shape or form "settling" now that relegation has been avoided for the Sixways outfit.

With home matches against Wasps and defending champions Saracens and a trip to Welford Road to face an in-form Leceister Tigers, Ryan is determined to finish strongly in the Premiership.

"We have things to do," he told Worcester News.

"We won’t be doing much work but we will be in tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday making sure we keep learning and moving.

"It’s not time for a holiday. We’re not at the end of the season. We need a week’s rest from playing but we don’t just want the season to drift away."

A few players will be assessed this week following a bruising encounter over the weekend.

These injuries are Gareth Milasinovich (ankle), Wynand Olivier (hamstring), Chris Pennell (knee), Gerrit-Jan van Velze (foot) and Tom Heathcote (arm).

The loss to the Chiefs on Saturday ended a record four-match winning streak for the Warriors, as Ryan reflected on the defeat.

"We always knew the challenge this season off the back of a World Cup and with a squad like ours we would have to go to the wire. Full credit to the squad for getting five wins from six in probably the most difficult time for a club like ours," he added.

"We want to finish in the way we have been playing recently so we have to ensure we get people fit because there is clearly a key difference when we start looking at others.

"We have to get people fit and the best people on to the field."

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