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Page last updated at 12:35 GMT, Friday, 25 July 2008 13:35 UK

Pennycook aims to make impression

Redford Pennycook
Pennycook made his full Premiership debut at Saracens

Bristol's Redford Pennycook plans to be part of the club's first-team squad next season.

The 22-year-old back-row forward made his full Premiership debut in the final game of last season at Saracens.

Pennycook is behind Dan Ward-Smith, Joe El-Abd, Matt Salter, Andrew Blowers and Alfie To'oala in the pecking order but is determined to make an impression.

Pennycook said: "I want to ensure none of the back-row forwards get an easy ride. I'm not going to let them rest."

It all means I have got to work harder. When I get my chance I will have to take it

Bristol's Redford Pennycook
He added: "All the back-rowers are good players. Joe El-Abd is the captain and is a good leader and deserves the captaincy.

"Matt Salter has stepped down as skipper but is still in good nick and Dan Ward-Smith is in the best shape I have ever seen him.

"It all means I have got to work harder. When I get my chance I will have to take it."

Bristol start their Premiership season with a home game against Bath on Sunday, 7 September.




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