Dickson targeting trophy double for Saints after LV= Cup exit

BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE - Lee Dickson and his Saints team-mates were beaten at Saracens (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)
BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE - Lee Dickson and his Saints team-mates were beaten at Saracens (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)
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Lee Dickson wants Saints to get over their LV= Cup disappointment by making the most of their two remaining trophy chances this season.

Dickson and Co suffered a 24-20 defeat in Saturday’s LV= Cup semi-final at Allianz Park, robbing them of a chance to turn out in the Franklin’s Gardens showpiece on Sunday.

Instead, Saints will get the weekend off and the chance to recharge the batteries ahead of a huge climax to the campaign.

They currently sit top of the Aviva Premiership and also have a Champions Cup quarter-final at Clermont Auvergne to look forward on the first weekend of April.

And Dickson said: “It (losing at Saracens) is tough to take. We want to win big semi-finals and this was something for us to set the tone for the big end to the season.

“But it’s small margins in games like this, knock-out rugby.

“We started well but put our foot off the gas for 20 minutes in the second half and teams like Sarries know how to turn that around.

“We got our noses back in and again discipline let us down.

“It’s bitterly disappointing for the team, everyone’s heads are down but there are two more trophies there for the winning if we can front up.”

It’s bitterly disappointing for the team, everyone’s heads are down but there are two more trophies there for the winning if we can front up

Saints scrum-half Lee Dickson