Dickson eyes Saints victory

Scrum-half ready for the challenge

By Adrian Del Monte.   Last Updated: 14/10/10 11:48am

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Dickson: Bring it on

Dickson: Bring it on

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Lee Dickson is hoping to lead the Northampton Saints to victory at Murrayfield this weekend in order to maintain their winning start in Pool One of the Heineken Cup.

"I pride myself on playing against the best in the big games."
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The Saints recorded a scrappy 18-14 victory in their opening fixture against Castres.

And although Northampton struggled at times, Dickson admitted that victory is all that counts in the competition.

"As they say, a win is a win and we have got four points," said Dickson. "On this occasion, we have played scrappy and won and that is a sign of a good team - winning when you are not playing well.

"I guess it was a difficult game for scrum-halves at the fiercely contested breakdown area but the referee controlled that well and gave us our just reward when they went over the top.

"And I quite like it when there is some pressure on me and I have to get the ball away - I was happy with the way I did that and we challenged out wide."

Pride

Although Dickson was born in Germany and represented Scotland at the 2004 Under-19 World Cup, he switched allegiance to England 12 months later.

And Saturday's match is likely to see Dickson, come up against Scotland international Mike Blair - and it is a clash he is relishing.

"I pride myself on playing against the best in the big games, put my hand up for more honours and the Premiership is a great tournament in its own right and a high grade of rugby," he added.

"We know that on Saturday it is going to be a tough task for us to go away from home and hopefully we can go up there and put in a strong performance.

"We know that Edinburgh are a very good side and we have to do our homework on them and then hopefully get the win."

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