Aviva Premiership: Bath fly-half George Ford ready for clash with Leicester Tigers

Last Updated: 12/09/13 3:52pm

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George Ford: Kicked 11 points on his Bath debut against Newcastle last weekend

George Ford: Kicked 11 points on his Bath debut against Newcastle last weekend

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Bath fly-half George Ford insists he has nothing to prove in Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash with former club Leicester.

The 20-year-old left Welford Road during the summer after becoming frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities.

Ford faces his former club for the first time at the Recreation Ground this weekend and he told the Bath Chronicle that he is treating it as just another game.

"You do look for when you are going to play your old club but we just have the mindset of taking each game at a time," said Ford.

"I'm just treating it as another Premiership game. It's Leicester and they are coming down here as champions and the benchmark for the rest of the Premiership."
George Ford

"We wanted a good start against Newcastle and we got that, it's just about the next game now. That's Leicester and we've just got to prepare as well as we can to give ourselves the best shot on Saturday.

"I'm just treating it as another Premiership game. It's Leicester and they are coming down here as champions and the benchmark for the rest of the Premiership.

"They are the best team out there and we know, as a team and individually, we've got to be on the top of our game to even challenge on Saturday.

"It's nothing personal and I don't feel I've got anything to prove.

"I had a great time when I was at Leicester and some great experiences and great memories. There are no hard feelings or anything personal towards anyone.

"I built some good friendships there. They are all brilliant lads, I can't say a bad word about anyone."

Ford made an impressive debut for Bath in last weekend's 21-0 victory at Newcastle, kicking 11 points, and he paid credit to the Bath pack, who dominated despite the difficult conditions at Kingston Park.

"It was a good start for us. We got there and the weather was pretty horrendous but the lads, especially the forwards, were brilliant," said Ford.

"The forwards put all the hard work in to earn penalties, so what you want to do as a goal kicker is pay them back otherwise they won't be happy."

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