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Bristol Rugby looking to cut out errors, according to Jamal Ford-Robinson

Bristol Rugby prop Jamal Ford-Robinson said his side need to iron out costly mistakes if they are to get a first Aviva Premiership Rugby victory of the season under their belts.

Bristol travel to local rivals Gloucester Rugby on Saturday as they seek to break their nine-match losing streak in the league.

Ford-Robinson and his teammates gave a decent account of themselves in a 16-21 loss to Leicester Tigers on Friday, and the prop believes they could have won the game on another day, putting the loss down to single errors rather than any team weaknesses.

“Maybe the reason we didn’t beat Leicester was because of our own mistakes, like giving away penalties at crucial times,” he said.

“In that aspect, we’re quite positive, we know that if we tidy up these lapses of concentration, we’ve got every chance of getting that first win.”

The prop admitted getting Bristol’s first victory was playing on the players’ minds, but added it was not all resting on Saturday’s clash at the Kingsholm Stadium.

“It’s quite important as it’s always in the back of our minds, there’s no getting around that, but it’s not all resting on this weekend,” said Ford-Robinson, ahead of the clash with the Cherry & Whites.

“It’s a local team, so there’s going to be a bit of extra fire, but I think a lot of that could be external. It’s just another game for us.”

Ford-Robinson insists the mood in the Bristol camp is very positive, with the team working hard in preparation ahead of Saturday’s clash.

“We’ve been going through our drills in training, and it’s about ironing out the mistakes and cutting out silly errors,” he said.

“The mood is very positive – some of that is down to the fact we know there are factors we can control, but I suppose that’s frustrating as well.”

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While Bristol are still searching for their first win of the campaign, they have picked up bonus points in three of their last four matches, while they also got a first win in all competitions when they beat Sale Sharks in the Anglo-Welsh Cup earlier this month.

Gloucester are two places above Bristol, with two wins and 18 points from their nine clashes. They were edged out by leaders Saracens 24-20 on Sunday.

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