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Warriors are on revenge mission

By Geoff Berkeley Friday 08 February 2013 Updated: 08/02 12:45

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HEAD coach Richard Hill believes the memory of Worcester Warriors’ last gasp defeat to Bath at Sixways earlier this season will help motivate his side to end their wretched record at the Rec tomorrow (Saturday, 2.15pm).

Warriors have not won on their last eight league visits to the West Country club, who are currently one place above them in eighth.

But Hill said Worcester’s 24-23 loss to Bath on the opening day of the season still rankles with his players and they will be determined to avenge that defeat.

“There are enough incentives for us when you think about it,” Hill said.

“We are one point below them in the league and we know we should have beaten them here and if we had done that we would be in their position.

“They are above us on default and that is what we have got to bare in mind when we go down to the Rec.”

Warriors have made a total of seven changes to the side which lost out to Saracens in the LV=Cup last weekend, with Alex Grove, Matt Mullan and Matt Kvesic all returning from international duty.

James Percival will captain the side, while Errie Claassens replaces the injured Chris Pennell at full back.

Despite being unsure of what tactics Bath will employ, Hill said he will be looking for his side to go on the offensive in an attempt to secure a morale-boosting victory.

“A few weeks ago I would have been expecting a lot of kicking, like we saw against Bath earlier this season,” he added.

“But recently they started to keep the ball in hand, so at the moment we have got to prepare ourselves for both game plans.

“However, we certainly will be going down to play a very attacking game and try and play with as much ball in hand as we possibly can.”

Warriors' side to take on Bath: Claassens, Drauniniu, Grove, Clarke, Lemi, Goode, Arr, Mullan, Lutui, Andress, Percival (c), Schofield, Best, Betty, Kvesic

Replacements: Shervington, Jones, O’Donnell, Gillies, Abbott, Hodgson, Gray, Matavesi

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