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Bath's Michael Stephenson hoping for Heineken Cup run

Michael Stephenson
Stephenson scored a try in Bath's home 16-9 win against Edinburgh

Bath winger Michael Stephenson says he is hopeful the side can progress from their Heineken Cup pool ahead of the game at Edinburgh on Saturday.

Steve Meehan's team faced a tough tie against the Scottish side last weekend, eventually winning 16-9 and another win could see them move into second place.

"We need a few slices of luck but we'll definitely be in it and there abouts," Stephenson told BBC Radio Bristol.

"We've targeted the match and we're confident we can get a result."

Bath are currently on five points in third place in their pool, four points behind Ulster and Stade Francais who face each other this weekend.

And Ulster's win over the Paris-based outfit at Ravenhill last weekend has left the group wide-open.

Stephenson added: "Coming into the game we targeted these two games [against Edinburgh] to get some momentum back into our season.

"But with that win at the weekend, and with another good result this weekend, there is still a glimmer of hope to qualify out of our group," added the 29-year-old.

Stephenson scored a try in last weekend's victory and will play his third consecutive game for Bath at Murrayfield on Saturday.

"I'm pleased to get a string of games together. You can build from week-to-week and put things right," he said.

"It's good that everyone who's playing is stepping up and putting pressure on the coaches to pick them."



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