Northampton Saints: Jamie Elliott confident of trophy success

Jamie Elliot

Northampton wing Jamie Elliott says there is a strong belief at the club that they can win a trophy this season.

Their last success in any competition came in the LV= Cup in 2010.

"We've been almost there a few times, and we're getting a bit fed up with that and just want to get something," Elliott told BBC Radio Northampton.

"We're second in the league, still fighting on the Heineken Cup front, and top of our LV= Cup league, and that's where we want to be at this point,"

Since beating Gloucester 30-24 in the LV= final almost four years ago, Saints have been beaten finalists in the 2011 Heineken Cup and last season's Premiership play-offs.

The latter is their immediate focus and a win in Friday's match against Harlequins will see them overtake Saracens at the top of the Premiership table.

Versatile Elliott, 21, will play at full-back in the match at Franklin's Gardens, with Ken Pisi absent because of a leg injury.

And he believes last weekend's 43-25 win over Bath showed they were worthy title contenders.

"We don't want it lingering over us that we can't beat a top four side, when we're always in that top four," he said.

"That's gone and we're looking forward to the game coming up this Friday."

Elliott established himself in the Saints first XV last season and finished the year as the club's top try-scorer with 11.

With five tries under his belt already this season, his confidence is soaring.

"Sometime I totally forget about last season and the amount of tries I scored and focus on this season, but looking back it's gone well.

"You've definitely got to have faith, as I keep saying to everyone. There's a lot of belief in the side," he added.

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