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Spirits are high at Oval Park, says Worth

George Worth sits down with LTTV to look back on the memorable win over Wasps at Welford Road, share his thoughts on Will Evans debut on the wing, the best crowd he's ever played in front of at the home of the Tigers Family and looks ahead to Friday night's away game against Sale.

George Worth isn't the only Tigers player with a smile on his face this week.

The mood at the club's Oval Park training ground is noticeably more upbeat than it has been for a few weeks and, as Worth tells LTTV, for good reason.

"For us to come together and dig in ... it was good to see."

Despite losing both scrum-half options before the half-time break at Welford Road last weekend, as well as being forced in to using replacement back-rower Will Evans on the wing, the inexperienced and stitched together Tigers outfit rallied together to record an inspired victory in front of more than 25,000 fans.

"It is much nicer coming in after a win ... spirits are higher than they have been in the past couple of weeks," Worth told LTTV.

Worth also said the effort from the squad to "dig in" when needed was vital.

"I don't think many boys finished where they started," he said.

"For us to come together and dig in ... it was good to see."

When asked about his good mate Evans, who joined him in the back-line for the first time in their several years at Tigers together, Worth admitted he was impressed with the versatile back out wide.

"He did alright, didn't he?" Worth laughed, before adding: "They probably should have tested him a bit more!"

However, Worth knows one win doesn't change the current Premiership standing but says it has provided much needed 'momentum' to the group and paid tribute to 'best' Welford Road crowd the Tigers Academy graduate has ever played in front of.

"It gives us a bit of momentum ... the atmosphere as unbelievable, it's the best I've played in front of," Worth said.

In a short turnaround before the next Premiership fixture Worth and his Tigers team-mates travel north to take on Sale on Friday night and are once again without a full strength squad against the Sharks, who the outside-back knows will be a hard task at home.

"They got pumped a few weeks ago ... but they beat Wasps and came close against Exeter," he said.

"They're a good team, well coached and got good shape ... we'll have to be good to beat them."

Watch the full interview with George Worth below on LTTV.