Saints centre Burrell determined to right the Sale wrongs against Ospreys

MAN ON A MISSION - Saints centre Luther Burrell
MAN ON A MISSION - Saints centre Luther Burrell

Luther Burrell is ready to produce a ‘big reaction’ against Ospreys after admitting his disappointment with his own performance against Sale.

Burrell and Co were well beaten by Steve Diamond’s side last Saturday, suffering a 20-7 defeat at the AJ Bell Stadium.

It was a sobering experience and one they will be desperate not to repeat when they run out at the Liberty Stadium this weekend.

And with a Champions Cup quarter-final place and a spot in England’s Six Nations squad, which will be announced this week, up for grabs, Burrell is ready to step things up.

“I was disappointed with my performance last week and there’s going to be a big reaction from me and the team this weekend,” said the centre.

“I want to have a good couple of weeks in Europe and then think about England after that.”

And he added: “Last week lost a few key players and conditions didn’t really help.

“You have days like that as a team and luckily for us we don’t have them that often.

“I wouldn’t say I took my eye off the ball, I just hold my hand up and say I had a poor game and there’s no shying away from that.

“I need to put in some big performances in the next couple of weeks, which I hugely intend to do.”