Hogg wants to close in on the top four with a win in Sussex

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Bury St Edmunds have been working extremely hard over the last fortnight in a bid to end their three-match losing streak.

Defeats to Guernsey, Tonbridge Juddian and Westcombe Park — despite leading at half-time in all of them — have slowed the London One North champions’ early momentum in SSE National Three London and South East.

But after a weekend off to work on the training pitch, head coach Gavin Hogg hopes to see his side get back to their best at fourth-placed East Grinstead tomorrow (2.30pm) and close the 10-point gap between the two teams.

“We want to play an exciting brand of rugby, but we have to recognise there are key moments in the game and key areas of the pitch where we need to do the right things,” said Hogg, who could be without forward Arron Waters (ankle), but may welcome back winger Chris Snelling (ankle) and scrum-half David Ormrod (collarbone).

The coach added: “We are confident we can go there and, provided we execute the things we have been practicing, cause an upset — most people won’t be expecting us to get a win.”