MATT Moulds wants to prove to fans how “hard on each other” Warriors are by breaking a cycle of near misses.

Saturday’s 21-20 defeat to Bath was Worcester’s third on the bounce at Sixways with winning positions relinquished on each occasion.

And summer recruit Moulds is calling on his colleagues to show the same ruthless edge on matchdays as they do behind the scenes in pursuit of a top-half finish.

“There is a great culture at Worcester Warriors,” said the experienced hooker.

“There are a lot of great people at this club and a lot of talented rugby players as well.

“Success would be getting into that top six but I also wants us to show what a tight-knit unit we all are.

“You can see when a team is really tight in how they defend, the energy they bring and that is something we can improve on, by taking the culture we have out onto the pitch and showing that out there.

“It comes from training and being hard on each other. We are such good mates we can be harder on each other when we’re on the training pitch, we can demand more of each other and no one takes it to heart.”

Losses to Castres in Europe and Wasps and Bath in the league have resulted in fans doubting whether Warriors can put together a full 80 minutes but Moulds is keen to keep a sense of perspective when analysing good and bad.

“I think it is important to back up the good things with more of them, not let the foot off the throat in a sense,” he added.

“That’s what we are trying to work on, minimising those soft areas on the pitch because if you have too many in the training week they lead into the game.

“It is important to take the lessons out of it and learn where we need to but also the positives.

“If it had flipped and we had won by one point it would be easier to look at all the good things we did well and you forget about some of the bad.

“It is trying to have that mindset, while we didn’t get over the line you cannot come in and start the next week negatively because you waste a couple of days and you cannot do that here.

“You have to improve every week and that has to be your focus on every morning.”

Meanwhile, Moulds is heartened by the prospect of minimal change to the squad ahead of next season.

“It shows Solly (director of rugby Alan Solomons) believes he has the right people for the job and it is always good to feel you are a part of his plans,” he added.

“Retention of players is a good thing, it is good for that culture and I think we are heading in the right direction.”