Clark and Dickson will have no problem slotting back in at Saints

Calum Clark was one of two Saints players let go by national team boss Stuart Lancaster on Tuesday evening
Calum Clark was one of two Saints players let go by national team boss Stuart Lancaster on Tuesday evening
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Dorian West has stressed Saints’ released England stars will have no trouble getting back in the groove at Franklin’s Gardens.

Lee Dickson and Calum Clark were let go by national team boss Stuart Lancaster on Tuesday evening.

That means they will play no part in the mouthwatering Test against New Zealand at Twickenham.

Instead, they will be reintegrated in the Saints squad, with the club preparing for games in the LV= Cup and Aviva Premiership during the coming weeks.

“I don’t anticipate it being a problem,” said forwards coach West. “The lads have only been away for a week and they’re all keen to be involved in it.

“They won’t have forgotten too much.

“We had a problem after the Six Nations last season where we got a bit stuck down and it was hard to get going again as a team but I don’t anticipate that being a problem this time of the year.”

Far away from the glitz and glamour of Twickenham, Saints go to Scarlets for an LV= Cup clash on Friday night, looking to build on last Saturday’s impressive 37-23 win against Newcastle Falcons.