Stephen Myler: Northampton must be patient against Treviso

Stephen Myler
Stephen Myler has scored more than 1,100 Premiership points for Saints since his debut in 2006

Northampton Saints fly-half Stephen Myler says they must not allow crowd expectations of a big victory to affect their performance against Treviso.

The two sides meet again on Saturday after Saints won 38-15 in Italy.

Myler told BBC Radio Northampton: "We'd all love to think every time we play at the Gardens we're going to get five points, but it doesn't just happen.

"Sometimes that means the crowd are getting frustrated, but we can't react to that. We've got to be patient."

Analysis - BBC Radio Northampton match summariser Lennie Newman
"When you're playing a side like Treviso, you get a bit looser. You try things you wouldn't try against Leicester, Bath or Saracens.
"Saints will tighten up, and at home, 50 points will be a minimum requirement."

Saints jointly lead their European Champions Cup pool after three matches, as they look to progress to the knockout stages of Europe's top competition for the first time since they reached the Heineken Cup final in 2010-11.

Myler described their win in Italy as "a really professional job, done well", but warned that they cannot afford to take anything for granted in the return match.

"Although Treviso have struggled in their results, they've got quality players and showed a lot of ambition," he said.

"You're playing in Europe and you're not going to get given anything by anybody - you've got to earn it.

"We can be better than we were last week and get back to doing the things we know we can do well for as long as we possibly can.

"We did it in patches and scored some good tries because of it but the test for us is to do that for a longer period of time.

"We've got all the boys coming back and we can bring people off the bench and not lose that intensity."

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