Blues warned by Rayer following poor start to the campaign

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Bedford’s head coach Mike Rayer says his side need to take their opportunities if performances and results are to improve in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Rayer was speaking ahead of their trip to London Scottish this Saturday, and after two defeats from two so far this season he is desperate to see an improvement.

He said: “Our pride hurts after Saturday’s defeat to Rotherham.

“We shouldn’t have conceded eight tries the way we did. We also left many opportunities out there and that is something we are all desperate to improve.

“The players did things we haven’t been coaching and that is particularly frustrating, we need to get back to our script of how to play and that needs to start soon.”

With Blues pointless so far, a trip to London Scottish, who have two wins from two will be a tough ask.

Rayer continued: “There is no pressure on us this weekend against Scottish. They have a sizeable pack who create good opportunities all over the pitch, and that is why they sit top of the tree.

“We know they will be favourites but we want to go down there and string a few phases together and have a good go at them.

“We’ve struggled to have real guile in our attacks so far and that is something that has to change.

“Every time we’ve had the ball an error or turnover has prevented us from playing and that isn’t good enough.”