London Irish: Alex Lewington wary of relegation fight
London Irish winger Alex Lewington says the team must address their poor home form if they are to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle.
The Exiles are next to bottom of the Premiership, but are 11 points clear of win-less London Welsh.
They have not won at home this season and host Gloucester on Sunday.
"We need to start winning at home, otherwise we'll be getting into a relegation battle," 23-year-old Lewington told BBC Radio Berkshire.
"There is not a massive panic, it's just a case that this is a game we need to be winning,"
While the Exiles have struggled at home, they have registered victories on the road against Newcastle and Leicester.
"It's been a bit of mixed bag really," said Lewington, who has made the number 14 shirt his own this season.
"We've had a few good wins and a few bad losses. On a personal level it's gone quite well and I'm in a better place than this time last year."
|Lewington's season so far|
|Lewington has scored three tries in seven appearances this season||He also has a tackles success rate of 84.2%|
"Last weekend the commitment was there but we weren't accurate enough and hopefully you'll see a bit of a backlash this weekend.
"It'll be an interesting game between two teams desperate for a win.
"The key for us this week is to get a better start in the game, set a platform, get on the front front and really put down a marker in that first half," he said.