Scrum-half Jamie Stevenson insists London Scottish have all the tools to finish top of the Greene King IPA Championship pile.

With 12 games gone so far this season, Scottish sit 16 points behind leaders Bristol Rugby and 14 adrift of second-placed Worcester Warriors.

They suffered a blip either side of the festive period with back-to-back defeats, but have since hit back with consecutive victories over Yorkshire Carnegie and Cornish Pirates.

Next up on the horizon is a trip to Bedford Blues on Saturday, and while the league’s top two are setting the pace at the minute, Stevenson knows there is plenty of time for things to change yet.

“To have picked up a bit of momentum with wins is great and we all feel confident of keeping that run up,” he said.

“You look at the top of the league and Worcester and Bristol look like they are pulling away from the rest.

“But we aren’t too far back and we have to play both of them still so two wins from those matches will put is right in contention.

“We know that’s a big ask but I think it’s too early to write us off because we have a good side with a lot of talent – although top four is our main goal.

“We just have to focus on ourselves though and make sure we are playing our best rugby and giving ourselves the chance to win.

“Bedford are a good strong side and we know it’s going to take a lot to beat them so we just need to focus on ourselves and on getting a win in that match.”

London Scottish’s recent form has also coincided with a return to fitness for Stevenson who was sidelined with a knee injury before the New Year.

And with his sharpness returning by the game, the 22-year-old is hoping his injury problems are behind him.

“It was great to get back from injury because I had my troubles last season so to pick up another one this season was frustrating,” he added.

“I was out for about 10 weeks which is never nice, especially when you have a good run of form going.

“Getting back out there was great and I’ve built up over the three games to the point where I had a full 80 minutes last time out.

“I didn’t feel too tired at the end and I think physically I’m back to a good standard but I’m maybe lacking a bit of sharpness on the mental side of the game.

“It takes a while to shake off that rustiness but I feel good and we are going well at the moment.”

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