25 February 2014, 12:08pm
Despite a bonus point win over London Wasps on Saturday, Bath Rugby Head Coach Mike Ford is in no doubt that Friday night's visit of high-flying Saracens will be one of the biggest challenges of the season.
"Saracens are a good side. We've said before that they are probably three or four years ahead of us in terms of development, but they've found a great level of consistency in the last couple of seasons that has seen them there or thereabouts at the end of the season.
"This game on Friday will no doubt be one of our biggest challenges all season – they beat a very good Exeter side at the weekend, and will be looking to wrestle the top spot back from Northampton.
"We were pleased with the result against Wasps – you can never knock a bonus point win – but we know that we'll have to be much more on our game come kick-off on Friday. We played well in patches, but not at the level we know we can reach and have shown we can compete at throughout the season.
"Everyone loves a Friday night game at the Rec, it's such a special place to play with the home crowd getting right behind you, and I've no doubt the team will be up for the challenge that awaits.
We'd love to be playing in front of a packed house - it really takes the boys to another level knowing that great support is out there."
An enthralling game of rugby is on the cards for Friday night, so make sure you don't miss out – buy your tickets now on 0844 448 1865 or online at bathrugby.com/tickets.