LOCK Will Spencer admits boss Gary Gold will be missed at Worcester Warriors when he takes up his new role as USA head coach.

But with Gold vowing to remain in place until the end of the season, Spencer stressed “nothing has changed” at the club.

And he insisted he and his teammates cannot allow the blow of Gold’s pending departure to divert their attention away from matters on the pitch.

Warriors sit at the foot of the Aviva Premiership table with one point on the board after losing their opening five games.

“Nothing has changed,” said Spencer whose side travel to his former club Bath on Saturday (3pm).

“He will be missed as he is a fantastic coach and a really good guy.

“But as far as we are concerned we need to focus on turning this season around.

“It has not been a good start, but we are just going to keep working hard in training and try to get the right results at the weekend.

“We knew when the fixtures came out we had a really tough start.

“But we still expected to be in a better position than we are in now.

“We are trying to remain positive, get some of our details right and hopefully start getting some wins.”

Spencer previously worked with Gold at Bath and flourished under his leadership when the South African arrived at Sixways in January.

The 25-year-old played a key role in helping Gold’s side avoid relegation and went on to represent England in a non-cap match against the Barbarians at Twickenham in May.

“Gary came in halfway through last season and did an absolutely fantastic job in keeping us afloat and really changed things,” Spencer said.

“When he spoke to us at the end of the season he said he was only going to be here for another year.

“He has got family back home in South Africa and maybe the international calendar suits him better as he wants to see his kids grow up and we all understand that.

“He made it very clear in the meeting that he is going to give it everything he has got this season and expects the same from us.

“I knew Gary from my time at Bath as well and had a positive relationship when I was with him there.

“Before he came in the boys asked me ‘What’s he like?' I said he would make a huge difference.

“He galvanised the squad and was huge for us last season.

“Although results haven’t gone well so far this season we believe in his philosophy and the way he wants to play.

“We know that when we stick to it we will get good results.

“He will be a loss at the end of the season, but I am sure he will be replaced and the club will move on.”