Northampton Saints' Paul Doran-Jones not panicking

Paul Doran-Jones
Doran-Jones was in England's 40 man squad ahead of the World Cup

Northampton Saints prop Paul Doran-Jones says they cannot afford to let their winless run in the Premiership knock their confidence.

Saints lost their fourth successive match 12-3 at Worcester on Friday.

Doran-Jones told BBC Radio Northampton: "We can't get tense. [A win] will come and when it does, it'll be a relief.

"We need to find the tempo Saints had last year, with that forwards dominance and direct physicality. We're off that at the moment."

Doran-Jones added: "Going into our shells isn't what we need.

"There's always pressure on sides that expect to be challenging. The season isn't won in the fifth week - we'd have liked a better start but we'll strive to put it right and it'll come good."

Doran-Jones has made five appearances for Saints since his summer move from Gloucester.

"We're not getting worried, it's not panic stations, it's not really a siege mentality.

"There's been a good buzz around training and we've got to put right the things we're doing wrong. Hopefully it's not the same things as last week.

"When we get there, as we've seen, Northampton are a formidable team."