JOSH Adams believes Worcester Warriors “owe” the Sixways faithful a “big performance” when they tackle Wasps in Aviva Premiership on Sunday (3pm).

Warriors’ supporters had little reason to cheer last weekend as their side slumped to a sorry 35-8 loss against Newcastle Falcons.

Welsh back Adams, who got Worcester’s only try at Kingston Park, said all the players were “unhappy” with how they performed in their season opener.

But the 22-year-old, who has maintained his place at full-back, insisted they had worked on a number areas which went wrong and were determined to show their true colours in front of their fans.

“We had a chat with a couple of supporters after the game and credit to them for making that long five-hour car journey up,” Adams said.

“I really do hope they come out here on Sunday and get behind us.

“I am sure they will, but we do owe something to them so we are looking forward to putting in a big performance on Sunday.”

Despite the disappointment of the defeat, Adams said spirits were high in the camp and was confident his side could give Wasps a run for their money.

But he admitted they would need to get the “basics right” and not give “cheap points” away to stand a chance.

“Obviously it was not the result we wanted – we all know that,” Adams said.

“We were unhappy with the way we performed, but it was one of those games.

“We have worked on a lot of things this week and we are really positive going into the Wasps game.

“It’s a case of getting the basics right so not giving the ball away too many times by their try-line and making sure we execute cleanly and put pressure back on them.

“After my try, it was 10-8 and we were right in the game.

“They kicked off, got a penalty straight away and kicked three points. From there the tables turned.

“So that’s another thing we have been working on. We can’t give the opposition cheap points because we all know how good Wasps are in attack.”

Wasps crossed the whitewash seven times in their 50-35 victory over Sale Sharks, while Warriors chipped four tries in their defeat at Newcastle.

But Adams added: “I think there were aspects of our defence which were very good.

“I think our defence in phase play was pretty good, but 100 per cent there are always aspects we have got to tighten up on.

“We have recognised them and have worked hard on them.

“With the system we have got in place I think we are in a strong position to really go and put Wasps under pressure.”