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Saracens' Alex Goode adjusting to fly-half role

Alex Goode
Goode has featured in all three Saracens games this season

Saracens' Alex Goode has admitted it will take time for him to make the move from full-back to fly-half.

The 22-year-old started the campaign at fly-half in the defeat by London Irish but made way for Derick Hougaard in Sunday's 14-26 win at Leeds.

He told BBC Three Counties Radio: "I think at 10 you're always learning, whether you're 30-odd or 20-odd.

"It was great to be a full-back and whether you're 10 or 15 you're happy to be in the team."

South African Hougard, 27, made the most of his opportunity, kicking four penalties and two conversions as well as putting David Strettle through for a try in his first Sarries start.

"Derrick today was outstanding, his kicks in the first-half were brilliant, the kick for the try was great," added Goode.

After back-to-back wins it is Premiership pace setters Northampton Saints up next for Saracens.

We know what they bring to the party, they know what we bring to the party

Saracens' Alex Goode on Northampton Saints

"Northampton are going really well at the moment," Goode continued.

"But we've played them lots of times, we know what they bring to the party, they know what we bring to the party.

"It will be a great game, for the neutral it will be brilliant but hopefully we can win."

The former Cambridge man is confident of being fit for the clash, despite coming off against Leeds with a shoulder injury.



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