Plymouth Albion / Rugby

Setter hopes Albion can keep building after moving up to fourth

Cameron Setter

PLYMOUTH Albion must not rest on their laurels after moving up to fourth in the National One table, says scrum-half Cameron Setter.

Albion have won eight of their last nine games and have picked up a maximum 15 points from their last three fixtures against Esher, Coventry and Fylde.

They return to Brickfields this Saturday when they host relegation-threatened Blaydon.

But Plymouth-born scrum-half Setter says Albion will not be taking their North East visitors lightly, especially after only just beating them 38-33 away in October.

“Blaydon is another test for us,” said Setter. “We have to go out and try and get the first try and just keep building.

“Getting three bonus point wins a big statement but we just have to keep backing it up each week. We can’t afford to dawdle on it.

“We know there is lots of stuff we need to work on.”

Setter admitted the team were thrilled to go up to Esher, where Albion have a poor record, and return with a full five points.

“It’s a tough place to get any sort of result,” he said. “We said afterwards we could not believe we got four tries and the five points.

“We’ll take the win, but the performance didn’t go quite as we planned. However, the boys grafted it out.

“I think at the start of the season we probably would have lost that, but we really stick together and keep going now.

“It was massive to get the win.”

Setter has returned to Albion’s starting line-up for the last two games having been on the bench during December and the start of January.

“It’s good,” said Setter. “Having to sit out is tough – watching the boys win and not playing. But everyone gets their chance and you just have to keep part of the squad. You can’t be an individual at all. It’s a big effort from 30 guys.

“You bide your time and once you are in, you have to work hard to stay in.”

Setter, who is still only 22, has been involved in every single Albion squad this season and has started more than half the club’s matches this campaign.

“I’ve had loads more (games) than last year,” he said. “So I’m glad to get that under my belt.”

Meanwhile, Albion players Jarrad Hayler and Seti Raumkati will start for the Royal Navy on Wednesday night against Cambridge University at Grange Road (7.15pm).

Hayler lines up at flanker, while Raumakita will be on the wing against the students, who are coached by former Plymouth head coach James Shanahan.

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