Accuracy will be the watch word when Quins travel to Connacht on Friday in search of a place in the Heineken Cup quarter finals.

A bonus-point win in Ireland - if everything goes according to script elsewhere - should secure a place in the last eight for Harlequins for the first time since the infamous 'Bloodgate' clash with Leinster in 2009.

Director of rugby Conor O'Shea's men left it late to get past Gloucester 20-14 on Saturday, thanks to Mike Brown's try in the closing stages.

O'Shea's men were not at their best, but produced enough flashes of running rugby when it mattered most at the weekend.

The Stoop chief knows they must tighten things up if they are to progress, but insisted it won't be at the expense of their attacking instincts.

"We weren't accurate in the way we needed to be. There is a balance, but we are never going to tell the players to contract," he said.

"We started going for too many miracle balls and off loads because there was so much space. People were going for it, rather than holding ball for another few phases.

"We'll learn having played not so accurately, but we go to the last round of the Heineken Cup with an opportunity.

"Forget they have lost 14 on the trot. I know what they are like down there and we will have to be at our best to win.

"First you go out to win, rather than worry about the bonus point. There are lots of results that can happen and Friday night will go all the way.

"We have to make sure we play with the same sort of ambition, but we just have to be more accurate."

Quins' instincts almost got the better of them as they turned down the chance of three points from a penalty on the Gloucester try line in exchange for a crack at seven from a scrum with ten minutes to go on Saturday.

The Cherry and Whites initially withstood the barrage, but Brown's try - from Danny Care's clever chip through - eventually saw his side over the line.

"There is a saying we have up on the board and that is 'live by the sword, die by the sword'," added O'Shea.

"We want play a certain way and it is a decision that retrospectively hasn't cost us. Fortunately, we can learn from winning the game rather than from losing it."