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Bradley: Edinburgh nearing return to form

Guinness PRO12 Editor

2 Nov 2012

Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley admits his side have not enjoyed the best of starts to the RaboDirect PRO12 campaign – but insists his side are getting closer to turning the corner.

Bradley’s charges have lost five out of seven league outings, while their hopes of replicating last season’s Heineken Cup semi-final took a blow with two big shutout defeats to Saracens and Munster in the opening group matches. 

But despite failing to score any points in Europe so far Edinburgh have salvaged a losing bonus point in four of their five league defeats, while the club boast leading PRO12 try scorer Tim Visser in their ranks.

And Bradley believes that while he has been far from pleased with the start to the campaign Edinburgh are on the right track to putting things right and getting a run of form going.

“It is just about getting over the line on the day. We will be fine when we start winning again,” Bradley told The Scotsman.

“It sounds like an excuse, but in the Rabo, of the seven matches we’ve played, only one has been lost by more than one score.

“One of our two wins was by more than a score and the four we lost by a score we could have won but didn’t.
“We are where we are and have to try harder in terms of getting it right in preparation and on the pitch and when that happens we move on.

“A lot of people have been writing us off but there is no chance we are going to cave in at this stage of the season.”