The hooker told Bristol Rugby TV that the players had worked hard on the training ground and were targeting a place in the last four of the competition.Subscribe to Bristol Rugby TV by clicking here.
Pierre Gasley; photo: Red Bull Content PoolRed Bull has not discussed the return of Pierre Gasley as a starter in the team from Milton Keynes, said Helmut Marco. Similar speculations have emerged in recent weeks due to Alex Albon’s poor performance on the track and intensified after the French driver won the Italian Grand Prix. (An analysis of Albon ‘s problems can be found in the new issue of ClubS1 – 240.)After the race on the track, Monza Gasley was asked if he would like to go to Red Bull and if he felt ready for such a change. Years ago, he was returned to Toro Rosso (now Alpha Tauri) by the big team.“I think I’m ready, but as I mentioned before, it’s not up to me. All I did when I returned to Toro Rosso was focus on myself and demonstrate what I could do. “It’s not something I want to think about right now, it’s just to enjoy my first Formula One victory,” said Gasley.Subsequently, the question was asked to the adviser of Red Bull.“His return to Red Bull is not currently being discussed. Gasley is one of the Red Bull drivers who is currently competing for the Alpha Tauri and is doing a great job. “Alpha Tauri also needs a leader,” said MarcoBoth the Austrian and Red Bull boss in Formula 1 Christian Horner have expressed support for Albon in recent weeks.“Alex’s feedback is actually very good. His work ethic, too. At the moment, our car is very difficult to drive, especially with little fuel. This exaggerates the difference between our two pilots. Obviously, as a racing pace, Alex is a lot closer, and he did some great racing this year. You should not forget that he does not have a year and a half of experience in Formula 1 behind him. That’s why I’m sure there will still be good performances, “Horner explained in an interview with racefans.net.If you find a spelling mistake, please let us know by highlighting the text and clicking Ctrl+Enter
PREMIER LEAGUELeicester City got their Champions League push back on track with a narrow 2-0 win over Sheffield United to move within a point of third-placed Chelsea.The hosts dominated the first half with 19-year-old debutant Luke Thomas impressing at left wing-back and it was his low cross which set up the opener for Ayoze Perez after 29 minutes. Ayoze Perez (right) scored his 50th Premier League goal as Leicester City defeated Sheffield United 2-0 to stay on course for a Champions League spot Brendan Rodgers’ side should have extended their lead after the break when Harvey Barnes was twice denied by Dean Henderson after clever through balls by Jamie Vardy.The Foxes’ top scorer also hit the post, and it looked as though Sheffield United might force their way back into the match after a second-half improvementThey came closest to scoring when John Egan’s header was tipped wide by Kasper Schmeichel.But, as the game hung in the balance, substitute Demarai Gray, on for Barnes, collected Vardy’s pass and beat Henderson to finally seal the win after 79 minutes.Leicester’s victory was only their second in six games since the restart but it was a timely boost for Rodgers’ team, who moved three points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United who face Crystal Palace later on ThursdayFor Chris Wilder’s visitors, the result ended a four-game unbeaten run which included wins over Tottenham, Wolves and Chelsea.They remain eighth, two points behind sixth-placed Wolves, with the prospect of European football next season looking out of their hands.Elsewhere, substituted Theo Walcott scored an 87th-minute equaliser for Everton to nudge Aston Villa closer to relegation.Ezri Konsa’s first Premier League goal looked to have earned struggling Villa a crucial win at Goodison Park, the former Brentford defender pouncing from close range after getting on the end of Conor Hourihane’s free-kick.But Villa were denied a first away win since 1 January when Walcott headed the home side level despite Konsa’s attempted goal-line clearance.Villa, who were seven points from safety before Sunday’s win over Crystal Palace, remain 19th in the table, three points from safety with just two games of the league season left.They face Arsenal at home next Tuesday before finishing the season at fellow strugglers West Ham.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram