HOOKER Jack Singleton hopes Worcester Warriors can regain the love from their supporters with a display against Bath at Sixways on Saturday that keeps them “excited” and “energised” throughout the Gallagher Premiership match (3pm).

The 22-year-old front rower was sorry to see many fans head for the gates in the closing moments of Warriors’ dismal 32-6 defeat to Northampton Saints last month.

But Singleton admitted he did not blame them for their early exits as Worcester struggled to get out of their half.

And he insisted it was now up to Warriors’ players to get the Sixways faithful “loving us playing rugby again”.

“I had been subbed off and was watching the fans leave the stadium five minutes before the end,” Singleton recalled.

“It was not nice for us to see as players. We want to put that right and put on a display that keeps the fans excited and energised.

“We want them to come to games which will hopefully lead to bigger crowds.

“It gives us a massive confidence boost when the crowd gets behind us.

“We didn’t perform on that day so I’ve got nothing against them (leaving early).

“But fingers crossed we can put on a performance that gets the fans loving us playing rugby again.”

On Warriors’ showing against Northampton, Singleton added: “It can probably be put down to quite a lot of things.

“Credit to Northampton as I thought they defended pretty well.

“But I don’t think we attacked that well. They put us under a lot of pressure at the lineout and their kicking game was good.

“Cobus Reinach and Dan Biggar controlled the game really well and we found it hard to get out of our own half.”

Singleton was pleased with Worcester’s response at Saracens last Saturday and felt their first-half showing was “the best 40 minutes” they had played all season as they led 17-11 at half-time.

But he was “gutted” to leave Allianz Park empty-handed as the reigning champions came back to win 27-15.

The defeat leaves Warriors level on points with bottom club Newcastle Falcons at the halfway stage in the season.

“I thought the performance was good but it is all about getting points in this league especially with how competitive it is,” Singleton said.

“We were gutted to come away without anything from that Saracens game.

“But we are looking forward to putting out a performance that will hopefully lead to something against Bath.

“They got one over us at The Rec a couple of months ago and it is still pretty fresh in my mind so hopefully we can put things right on home turf.”

Singleton described fifth-placed Bath, who beat Warriors 28-13 in November, as an “outstanding outfit” and stressed the importance of being “clinical” in attack.

“They turned their season around just after that game with us,” Singleton added.

“They have defended really well. They are physical, slow the breakdown down and are class in attack with some X-factor players.

“We have got to make sure that we are on it in defence and when we get the ball we have got to make sure we are ruthless and take our opportunities.”