Topsy Ojo says London Irish will get better

Topsy Ojo

London Irish winger Topsy Ojo has promised better things from his team this weekend after last Saturday's opening-day 40-3 humbling to Saracens.

The Exiles have their first home game of the season on Saturday against Gloucester and Ojo says they have not dwelt on the defeat for too long.

"We are disappointed with Saturday, but we will stick together as a squad," Ojo told BBC Radio Berkshire.

"One bad game does not make you a bad team," added the 27-year-old.

Expectations were high at London Irish with Brian Smith returning as director of rugby as well as the arrival of several new players.

But Ojo says the Exiles must now move on from that defeat and concentrate on making the Madejski Stadium into a place that opposing teams do not relish playing at.

"After a couple of wins we won't even be talking about Saracens," said Ojo.

"It will be great being back at home, and we want to make the Madejski into a bit of fortress again.

"I think our form here wavered towards the end of the season so we want to make a statement and on the back of last weekend show our fans that we can respond to those sorts of defeats.

"It has to improve and it can only get better to be honest with you. It was a shock, that is the only way I can put it.

"We went into the game with confidence and high belief. You go a few points behind and you play catch up rugby.

"It does get harder and harder and you try and force things but against a well settled team like Saracens who have been competing at the top of a couple of years now they are good at punishing you."

Ojo added: "Saracens is done now, we'll put it to bed and build for Gloucester and the belief is still there, We just want to right the wrongs of last week now."