Bury St Edmunds coach eyes a run of victories

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Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club head coach Gavin Hogg is relishing the tough trip to Clifton tomorrow (3pm) as he challenged his squad to string a run of victories together.

The Haberden-based outfit bounced back to winning ways in National League Division Two South with a hard fought 25-11 victory over Worthing over the weekend which left them in 10th in the table.

But while conceding that a trip to fourth-placed Clifton will be difficult, Hogg believes it is the sort of encounter his side flourish in as he aims to cause an upset.

“It is going to be a very tough task for us but they are the kind of challenges we enjoy,” he said.

“No one is probably going to give us a hope of going down there and coming away from a result but those are the situations that we like.

“We want to try and win a string of games together and not be satisfied with winning one then losing one.

“Clifton appear to be a very big and aggressive forward pack so it will be difficult but the guys are extremely motivated to go down to Clifton and hopefully be extremely competitive.”

Hogg is hopeful of bolstering his options by welcoming back Brad Cook and John Hall for the trip to Clifton while another player who could be involved is youngster Luke Dunne who made a promising debut in Saturday’s success.

Hogg was left delighted with the 19-year-old who he believes could be set for a bright future.

“I was delighted with Luke Dunne,” he added. “It is never easy to make your debut at that age particularly in the front row.

“He is one of those players who has a lot of raw potential and I believe could go on to play at a higher level.”