Players are determined to end season on high - Gregor Townsend

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend wants his team to finish on a high
Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend wants his team to finish on a high

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend revealed that the players are determined to end the season on a high despite their chances of making to the Pro 12 play-off has gone in air.

The Scotscoun outfit are placed sixth in the table with 11 points behind the fourth placed team Scarlets and with just three more encounters left this season, it is unlikely for them to make it to the play-off.

Despite, a promising start in the league stage of European Champions Cup where they finished second in Pool 1 and reaching the knock out stage for the first time in the history of the tournament, a 38-13 defeat in the quarter-final against the defending Champions Saracens ended their campaign.

This will also be the last season for Townsend with the Warriors as he is set to take in charge of Scotland from June and the 43-year-old said the players are motivated to win the final three games.

"The players are determined to finish the season on a high, and there is a real enthusiasm throughout the squad to play well in front of our home crowd tomorrow night.

"We will have to be accurate, focused and out-work our opposition, as Zebre come into the game in good form. It should be an excellent challenge for this group of players."

Leonardo Sarto will be available for Glasgow Warriors after recovery from a shoulder surgery and so does Sam Johnson, who makes a comeback after spending a month on the sidelines.

"Leo (Sarto) is excited to be back available and we're looking forward to seeing him play. He has trained well over the last couple of weeks and it's great that he has made it back before the end of the season.

"The same goes for Greg Peterson and Sam Johnson who are both starting a game for the first time in a while and will be eager to grab this opportunity."

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