London Irish: Challenge Cup 'a welcome relief' - Clark Laidlaw

London Irish's Challenge Cup quarter-final against Harlequins on Saturday can act as a "mental refresher", says coach Clark Laidlaw.

The Exiles face fellow Premiership strugglers Newcastle Falcons next week, but Laidlaw says focusing on another competition will be beneficial.

"It's been a long haul, 10 Premiership games in a row since our last European game," the Scot told BBC Radio Berkshire. "It's not our number one priority, but it is a welcome change for the week."