ETHAN Waller has pleaded with fans to “keep the faith” after Warriors defeat to Northampton Saints at the weekend.

It is now five losses in a row in all competitions and Warriors now sit bottom of the Gallagher Premiership as we head into the new year.

Waller insists results will improve but appreciates supporters’ patience may be running thin.

“We echo all the frustrations of the fans,” he said.

“I just ask that they stick with us because the tide will turn eventually. As a squad we’re gutted.

“We came out and did some very good things but at some point we have to look at ourselves and say something has to change because we’re not getting the results.

“This week has been one of our best weeks of training we’ve had - the emotional energy was there, the intent was there, the physicality was there but we have to improve at taking our chances.

“Just keep faith.”

Waller emphasised that whilst results aren’t going their way, it is not through a lack of effort on their part.

“The emotional energy to go out and perform was all there,” he added.

“If you look back at the game on Saturday you’ll see how invested we were from a physical point of view and we created chances.

“I understand I sound like a broken record but we have to be better at finishing them.

“When it clicks, we will be an unbelievable team but it’s finding that missing link.

“Everyone in this squad is busting a gut and it’ll come, I promise.

Asked if the issues with discipline was down to a lack of leadership, Waller was quick to shut that concept down.

“Ted (Hill) is a young captain but he’s been doing really well,” he added.

“There’s a lot of leadership in this squad, it’s not solely on him, there are a lot of senior boys who make sure their voices are heard.

“If I had the answers to why results weren’t going our way I’d be the best coach in the world.”

Worcester host Harlequins on New Year’s day (7.45 pm), hoping to start the year in a better way than they finished the previous one.