Amor close to nailing down Championship squad

Amor close to nailing down Championship squad

Staying up: Head coach Simon Amor celebrates suvival with fly half Dan Mugford

To the victors the spoils: London Scottish players celebrate survival but how many of these faces will be in Simon Amor's squad next season

Inspirational: Scottish forward Mark Bright has been inspirational this season

The moment of truth: Scottish centre Charlie Hayter scores the try that secured safety

First published in Sport Your Local Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

London Scottish head coach Simon Amor has admitted planning for another season in the Championship started well before the final day drama on Saturday.

The Exiles, who stayed up thanks to Charlie Hayter’s bonus-point try in a 31-26 defeat at the Athletic Ground, are expected to trim their squad for next term with an emphasis on quality rather than quantity.

“The good thing is the foundations, in terms of wanting to fight and die for each other, are already there,” he said.

“The players who played their first season in the Championship this year will be in a better place next season.

“But on top of that we are expecting to bring in a bit more experience.

“The recruitment process never really stops in terms of getting the right people in.

“There has been a lot of people doing a lot of work already to get the final pieces of the jigsaw in place for next season.

“The squad will be smaller, but I feel it will be better in terms of quality.”

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