Armand wants to win for fans

Date published: September 13 2016

Exeter flanker Don Armand is determined to end their winless start to the Premiership campaign with a victory against Harlequins on Saturday.

After going down to Wasps and Saracens in their opening games, Quins are the next visitors to Sandy Park as the Chiefs look to bounce back.

Despite losing those matches, Armand believes there were positives from the performances and feels that a home victory isn't too far away.

"If you cut out the scoreline from the weekend – that's easier said than done – there were again positives to take from the game," he told Exeter Chiefs' website. "What we must do is work on them, it is still early in the season, and don't harp on too much about the negatives.

"Yes, we're disappointed with how things have gone, but let's make sure we learn from the things we did wrong and then capitalise on the things we did right."

Exeter last lost two successive home games in September 2014 and Armand is eager to avoid such an occurrence when Quins arrive at Sandy Park.

"First and foremost we want to rescue results for the fans, as well as ourselves," he added. "If you look at Sunday, you have to give them big credit because they got louder and louder as the game went on.

"There is nothing worse than fans turning on you when you are losing, you need to be picked up at times like that, and that's exactly what they did. That's why we owe it to them and not just ourselves to pick up a win this weekend."