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Gloucester coach Bryan Redpath sets top four target

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Redpath eyes improved away form

Gloucester head coach Bryan Redpath says a place in the Premiership play-offs is the minimum target this season.

The club finished seventh in the last campaign, their worst placing in nine years, but Redpath believes Gloucester can challenge for the title again.

"I'd love to win it and I think we've got a squad that can but we have to be in the top four to justify this club," he told BBC Points West.

"That's our target and that's the target of any club this size."

Gloucester just missed out on a Heineken Cup place and the former Scotland international knows where his side needs to improve.

"We only won two away games in the Premiership last season and you've got to win five or six if you want to get into the top four," said Redpath.

"You need to be mentally tough to win away from home and on certain occasions we weren't."

Last season was Redpath's first as head coach, following the departure of Dean Ryan, and he has enjoyed a much more settled summer this time round.

"I look at last season when 14 left the club and this time round it's only been four or five," he said.

"I think the stability thing is huge and you can make it clear what last season was all about and how we need to move on."



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