Worcester are ‘in it to win it’ according to academy coach Jonny Goodridge.

Warriors will travel to rivals Gloucester on Wednesday night as they look to book their place in the final of the Premiership Rugby Cup.

Goodridge, who has been coaching Worcester in the competition alongside Chris Morgan and Mark Irish, is expecting a tough match but is confident his side have what it takes to reach the final.

He said: “Of course we want to go all the way in this, you don’t enter competitions just to make up the numbers.

“We are in this to win it.

“We are going to go down there full of confidence and try and get ourselves to that final.”

In the quarterfinals, Worcester travelled to Bath, able to come away with a 13-7 victory.

Goodridge is pleased to see academy graduates making the most of their chances in the knockout competition.

He added: “It is great seeing all the academy boys coming through in this competition.

“I suppose that’s what it’s there for, to give gametime to people who don’t normally play in the Premiership.

“The last couple of games have been knockout rugby for us. We knew we had to beat bath to go through, which we did, and now it’s another one it’s going to be a great occasion.

“It’s going to be exciting again this week and there’s going to be a lot of opportunities for boys to come in and show what they can do and try and get Worcester to a final.”

Warriors team for the cup clash was announced earlier today, with 11 products of the Three Pears Academy named in the matchday 23.

The side has also been boosted by the return of British and Irish Lions and Scotland wing Duhan van der Merwe following a rib injury.

However, it is the fans that Goodridge is expecting the biggest performance from.

He said: “It will be brilliant to have a load of Warriors fans down there, they are going to make a lot of noise I hope.

“They will be out numbered massively but the more noise they make the bigger buzz it will be for the boys.

“The atmosphere should be outstanding. We’ve just got to make sure we go there, get our heads in the right place, and try and put another performance in.”