Aviva Premiership: Dean Ryan says Worcester haven't given up on avoiding relegation
Last Updated: 28/02/14 4:00pm
Dean Ryan: Believes Worcester can stay in the Aviva Premiership
Worcester boss Dean Ryan says he has not given up hope of achieving Aviva Premiership survival this season.
The Warriors are without a league win this campaign and sit 12 points adrift of Newcastle at the foot of the Premiership table with seven games remaining.
Four of those fixtures are away, starting with Harlequins on Saturday, but despite facing seemingly insurmountable odds to retain their top-flight status, Ryan remains in a resilient mood.
"We've drawn a line under last weekend (Worcester lost 24-12 at home to Sale) and we will fight like mad against Quins," he said.
"We will try and get the group in the right space as much as we can because there are too many good people here not to make sure they get every chance of fighting against relegation.
"Ironically, we have performed well against some of the top sides like Saracens, Northampton and Leicester.
"Quins are another great side, so hopefully we can turn in an emotional performance like we did against Leicester.
"Realistically, I think we can stay in the Premiership. I honestly believe we can.
"If we can perform emotionally like we did against Leicester and Northampton, then we can cause an upset. And if we can get a win, things will suddenly look a bit different."