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"There is huge ambition at the Club": Young

29 May 2014

As we continue to catch up with some of our "new boys" and about their first season in Blue, Black and White, scrum-half Micky Young gives us his thoughts.

"We originally started out aiming for a top six place and then pushing for Europe, but when we realised the talent we had in the squad that was when we started to think we could get even more out of this season.

"There is huge ambition at the Club and we want to do really well in every competition that we are a part of. It is testament to the boys who have played the full season - we expect the best out of ourselves every time we take to the pitch. We were hugely disappointed to not get over that final line in the Premiership and Amlin, but we've made a lot of progression this season.

"I knew I had made a good decision when I decided to join Bath, but maybe not this good! The guys have all been really welcoming and we have a great bond in the squad. It is a good mix of experienced and young players and everyone is playing with a smile on their face which you see on the rugby pitch.

"There is a huge amount of competition in the squad, especially in my position where we have Peter Stringer, myself and Martin Roberts all fighting for the shirt, and Chris Cook too when he is back from loan. Having that competition is vitally important for a Club to do well as it rules out complacency - everyone wants that shirt and there is no easy given rights to the shirt, you have to perform each week.

"Peter Stringer is a massively experienced guy, he has 98 caps for Ireland and he has achieved a lot in his career and it is great to have someone like that at the Club in my position. Strings has been awesome throughout the year, but obviously I want to play. I have just got to play as well as I can each week and try and keep hold of the shirt. I want to play in every game I can to push myself on and do my best for the team.

"We've got some brilliant young talent in the squad. For someone who didn't have an awful lot of Premiership experience and to jump on the scene like Anthony Watson did was great. He is a phenomenal athlete and a great rugby player as well so the nomination for Discovery of the Year was great recognition for his performances this year and he fully deserved it. He and George Ford were nominated for the same award and it was a shame either of them didn't win it. We do have quite a few young players in the team and the way Fordy rules and controls a game is pretty fantastic.

"George and Anthony have come on leaps and bounds this year but both will agree with me when I say they have only just scratched the surface. There is a lot more for them to give and that is the type of players they are. They are only going to get better and better each year as they get into the mould of playing each week. It is going to be awesome from a Bath perspective to have these young guys getting better and better."

Make sure you get your ticket for what's set to be a blockbuster season at the Rec. Season tickets are currently open for renewals until Friday 20th June, and go on general sale from Tuesday 1st July. You can download the 2014/15 season ticket brochure here.

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