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Bath can cope with early injuries, says Brad Davis

Brad Davis
Davis arrived at Bath from Castleford Tigers in 2006

Bath assistant coach Brad Davis believes the club is well equipped to cope with a crop of early-season injuries to key first-team players.

Matt Banahan, Lee Mears, David Flatman and Simon Taylor all went off during the 20-13 win over London Irish.

"You have to trust your bench and it's testament to the depth of the squad that the guys who came on fitted in seamlessly," Davis told BBC Bristol.

Bath are awaiting reports on all four before Friday's trip to Northampton.

Davis continued: "We have doubts over those guys. Some of them might make the trip, some might not, but we have to deal with that as a team.

"Against (London) Irish, we had to change our tactics somewhat but the guys dug in, especially when they fell behind in the last five minutes. To come back and get a win was great.

"Any team that loses quality players will always suffer but that's when you have to look at the squad and trust those players who come in. They're ready and want to take their chances."

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