WARRIORS wing Perry Humphreys has dismissed talk that Saracens’ relegation has affected the competitiveness of the Gallagher Premiership.

Saracens will suffer the drop this season following breaches of salary cap regulations and many players and coaches have been asked whether it has affected proceedings.

Humphreys said the enforced punishment on Sarries had not impacted the Worcester club and that recent defeats were down to the team and nothing else.

He insists the league remains as fiercely contested as ever.

“Apart from the top two I think it’s very close,” Humphreys said.

“Looking at the results over the last couple of weeks, anyone can beat anyone.

“Some clubs are looking to play players that are going to be in their squad for next year and to build but you still want to win your games so the competitiveness hasn’t left as everyone wants to win.

“Yes, we’re frustrated as we should have been on the other side of results but we just want to get on the right side of those games.

“We know it’s on us, we are the ones that can affect it. We have conversations, we know what we need to do, it’s just about getting onto the pitch and doing it.

“We have only been within four or five points in most games and if we had won two of them we could be mid-table but now we just need some results.”

The 25-year-old scored Warriors' only try last weekend in the narrow 14-8 Premiership defeat at Leicester Tigers.

He is enjoying his run in the team and was full of praise for fellow winger Nick David who started his senior career with two tries in his first three games.

Humphreys continued: “At the start of the season we had a chat with the coaches and I just said I wanted to play as much rugby as I could. At the moment I’m getting that so it’s all good and I’m really enjoying it.

“Prior to Leicester I didn’t see the ball as much but it was nice to do that and get the try last weekend.

“I just want to get the ball in my hands really and show what I can do with it.

“Nick has stepped up to the mark and done really well. He has good feet, is good with ball in hand and always tries to beat the first defender.”