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Redpath: We must perform at home

Gloucester coach Bryan Redpath has demanded a major improvement in discipline ahead of Saturday's west country derby against Bath at Kingsholm.

The Cherry and Whites face their local rivals after an indifferent start to the Aviva Premiership season, which has seen a narrow defeat to Northampton, victory over Worcester and a five-try thumping at Harlequins.

Redpath told his club's official website: "It will be a real challenge for us this weekend. The performance is everything for us, we must perform at home and the result generally takes care of itself."

He added: "We have been in positions to win in two of the three matches, but we have won only one of them and there is a big emphasis on smartness around the contact area. It was dull last weekend, and dull the week before and the week before, and it's been something we have talked about and we have to address.

"We have had the ups and downs, but we have to get back on it and think about what we need to do to compete against Bath and get a result at home.

"Part of that comes from a bit of passion and a bit of simplicity, discipline is massive for us."

And the former Scotland international wants to see plenty of that passion as his side look to pay their fans back for last weekend's poor display.

"I would have been embarrassed if I was a player on the pitch last week," he said.

"The Gloucester people came along to that game, they stood in the rain and we didn't perform.

"If you play for Gloucester you must give your heart and soul and that's all I expect."


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