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Walker enjoying Harlequins improvement

<> at Allianz Park on November 2, 2014 in Barnet, England.

Harlequins didn’t finish where they would have hoped in Aviva Premiership Rugby last season but winger Charlie Walker believes the signs are good for a much-improved effort this year.

Conor O’Shea’s men had to settle for two points at Exeter Chiefs in their last game at Sandy Park, going down 26-25 in tough conditions, but managing four tries along with the losing bonus point.

Currently fourth in the league, Harlequins are one of many teams fighting for a play-off spot, with a home clash against London Irish next up.

And Walker, who scored his first league try of the campaign in the Exeter game, thinks the club is well-placed to make a huge improvement on last year’s eighth-place finish.

“It wasn’t where we wanted to be last year,” he explained.

“We knew with the squad we had, we should be doing better. But we restarted this season, we had a long pre-season with the trip to Philadelphia and the USA. That did us a lot of good.

“It was frustrating to lose at Exeter but we were pleased with how we played, and to score four tries at Sandy Park is a good sign.

“They probably played the conditions better but we managed two bonus points and we have to take the positives.”

From a personal point of view Walker appears to be coming into some form, having opened his account for the season during the European break before grabbing his first league try last Saturday.

With competition from the likes of Marland Yarde and Tim Visser on the wings, Walker knows he needs to keep performing to stay in the team, but competition for places is nothing new for the 22-year-old.

“There are some top players fighting for spots but that has been the case throughout my time here,” he added.

“Before you had Ugo Monye and Tom Williams, so I knew I had to perform.

“It’s a great situation for the club, and it’s good to have that competition. As a back three player you want to be scoring tries so it was good to get one against Exeter.

“But the key is for the club to keep doing well, hopefully starting with a win against London Irish this weekend.”

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