WINGER Sam Smith has scored three tries for Worcester Warriors this season — and insists there’s much more to come.

The 24-year-old crossed the whitewash in successive matches against Doncaster, Nottingham and Rotherham Titans in the Championship.

But the former Harlequins man has found it difficult to make an impact as an attacking force in Warriors’ last two matches against Jersey and Plymouth Albion.

“We have been working really hard,” said Smith, who racked up 29 tries in 79 games during his time at Twickenham Stoop.

“The young players who featured in our first three matches of the British and Irish Cup have done really well and put in good performances against tough teams.

“I saw them play against Munster ‘A’, who are a top European club.

“Even though it was Munster’s second team, we had to tough it out and to win in the last minute like that was pretty special.

“I have got my name on the try sheet a few times, which is nice, but I want to kick on and keep building on my performances.

“You want younger guys putting in some good performances and pushing the older lads to continue to improve as well and that can only be a good thing for us going forward.”

Smith acknowledged there is stiff competition for places in the Warriors’ squad and it must be a team effort from everyone involved.

“You’re always going to be gutted to miss out but rugby is a squad effort and there’s never going to be a starting 15 that plays week in week out for the whole season,” said Smith.

“Everybody has to play their part — whether that’s off-the-field and helping out with first-team preparation or the lucky guys who are getting to wear the shirts on a Saturday.”

Smith has previously helped Quins to the Aviva Premiership title in 2012 and LV= Cup success in 2013.

He is the son of ex-Wasps winger Simon Smith and started playing at the age of 13 when he joined Guildford and Godalming. Smith added: “Some players have got into a conditioning block and it’s an important break from playing.

“But I don’t think any players ever really want a break from playing rugby because they enjoy playing the sport so much.

“But that’s the way the schedule has worked out and, after a break, players will feel even more excited to get out there than they normally would.

“We have some very exciting players. Ryan Lamb is a top-quality act who has played a lot of rugby.

“For a winger like me, Lamby is the sort of 10 you want because he can get the back-line fizzing.”