Plymouth Albion chase vital win over Scottish to help ensure Championship safety
Plymouth Albion can secure their Championship status this weekend if they beat London Scottish away and bottom-club Doncaster Knights lose at Bedford Blues.
Albion have lost their past nine league games and have won only two Championship away games in the past two years.
However, they beat Scottish at home earlier this season and also triumphed at their place in last year's relegation play-offs.
Albion also know Scottish have the weakest defence in the league, statistically.
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Head coach Nat Saumi, who will leave Albion at the end of the season, would certainly love a win tomorrow to not only end his side's losing run but also secure their league status.
"As I have been saying for a while, we just need one more win – that is all we need," said Saumi.
"If we get that then we will be in the Championship next season. It would be nice for the club just to know where we are for next season.
"If we win this week it makes it easier the week after. It would be good for the boys. We are just going there to play rugby and hopefully come out with a result."
He added: "We just need a win. We have lost nine games now. It will be another challenge for the boys, but they just have to keep working hard. They have to try and grind some results out before the end of the season, which is what we will be trying to do."
Scottish lost 26-3 at Leeds in their last match, but before that they won five league games on the bounce, including beating Bedford, Nottingham and the Cornish Pirates.
But Scottish are the only team so far to have conceded more than 500 points and Saumi said his team will take heart from that.
"Jersey scored five tries against them and Leeds scored quite a few points against them the last time they played," said Saumi.
"We will be targeting their defensive part of the game, where they have been leaking a lot of tries.
"But we are also leaking tries, so we have to work hard in defence and not allow them space."
Albion also have the knowledge that they won in Richmond last season.
Saumi said: "Most of the players that are here know that, but you can't just turn up and think it is just going to happen again. The team have to work hard and perform to get that win."
With most of Albion's squad out of contract at the end of April, Saumi says his players have not only the club's future to think about but their own.
"They have to play for their futures for next season," he said. "Hopefully, they will come together as a team and put on a show on Saturday."