WORCESTER Warriors boss Dean Ryan claims he isn’t focused on setting a new club record – but more interested in changing the overall direction.

Warriors have won their last three Aviva Premiership matches and could set a new club record by defeating London Irish on Saturday at Sixways (5.30pm).

“I am not necessarily overly focused on the stats but we are trying to change the trajectory of this club,” said Ryan, Warriors’ director of rugby.

“Just jumping from week to week and grabbing results here and there is something we are trying to change.

“If it creates a record - and you hope it would – then that’s great.

“But everybody has always been aware that to move this club in a different direction we have to get more consistency to play at a higher level.

“If this weekend is the step to a different trajectory then that would be great.”

Warriors have won four of their last five games and a victory this weekend would give them a big cushion over Irish in their bid for Premiership survival.

Meanwhile, fly-half Tiff Eden, prop Derrick Appiah and wing Josh Adams will remain at National League One outfit Cinderford for the rest of the campaign.

The Forest of Dean club are second-bottom with five league matches to play.

“They are lads who just need game-time and are benefitting massively from playing week in week out,” said Ryan.

“We have a huge problems with youngsters in this country being at clubs but not playing rugby.

“We’ve had loads of problems with clubs not wanting to take our talent so the players tend to get trapped.

“This year has been harder than most because there was no LV Cup so getting matches for young players has very difficult to address and to work out how to get through it.”

Centre Max Stelling, who has not featured in the Premiership this term, is also benefiting from being away from the club, according to Ryan.

Stelling has joined up with Simon Amor’s England Sevens and travelled with the side for the Vancouver leg of the World Sevens Series.

“I think it has been beneficial to Max to be in a new environment and to have a change of direction,” said Ryan.

“I am interested in it benefiting Max and making him a better rugby player and I think this spell will be part of that.”