London Scottish coach anticipating Bristol to come ‘all guns blazing’ in Championship clash

London Scottish coach Phil Greening is expecting an intense clash with Bristol in the Greene King IPA Championship tomorrow.

Bristol sit one place above The Scots but their 12-match unbeaten run ended last week with a defeat at Cornish Pirates.

Greening feels Bristol will be eager to return to winning ways having shipped 45 points in last week’s defeat.

“They will come here all guns blazing and we need to be wary of that but we are on a roll at the moment having picked up 15 points in our last three games,” he said.

“To leak 45 points is huge for them and they will have been massively disappointed.

“It will have been a tough week for Bristol and I’m hoping we can turn the screw and put more pressure on them by exerting our skill-set.

“It’s going to be my first home game at London Scottish so I’m looking forward to it.”

Scottish are enjoying a decent run of form having picked up a third consecutive bonus point win last Saturday courtesy of their first win at Bedford Blues since promotion back to the Championship.

They are now six points clear of fourth-placed Nottingham and 14 points clear of Rotherham at fifth.

Scottish captain Mark Bright will be looking to build on his 16 tries in the Championship this season, while winger Miles Mantella will hope to make it four tries in four game against Bristol this season.

The Scots make three changes to the starting XV which defeated Bedford Blues last Saturday.

Bristol loanee Mark Lilley gets the chance to impress against his parent club, replacing James Hallam in the front-row.

He will pack down alongside former Scotland under-18 captain David Cherry who comes in for hooker Adam Kwasnicki.

In the back-row Chris Walker also makes a return to the starting XV in place of James Phillips.

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