WORCESTER Warriors' head coach Jonathan Thomas admits "you need a few things to go your way" during a losing run as Wasps condemned Warriors to their 16th straight Gallagher Premiership defeat. 

The visitors could not make the most of playing against 14 men with 20 minutes to play and 19-16 up, as a late Tommy Taylor try sealed the win for the hosts. 

Thomas insists his side are doing everything they can but knows his side need to be better in the decisive moments.

"Luck is a subjective thing to talk about," he said.

"There is no doubt that you need a few things to go your way, a bit of a break. 

"All you can do is work hard, try and grow and that's what we are doing

"We got a few decisions wrong at the end of the game and that did for us in the end.

Warriors were leading with just over 20 minutes to go and despite having a chance in the last play of the game, they lacked the composure to make the most of it.

"When the game gets tight and is in the balance, you need to get your decision making right, clear thinking and good conditioning, especially at the end of the game," said Thomas.

"The spine of our squad is a young one, so we just have to keep working them hard and they'll get there. 

"We will be another level next year in a lot of areas, we will be a lot better but i'm really proud of the effort they put in to get themselves back in the game. 

"They're growing and I am proud of them today."

The Worcester head coach admitted losing Richard Palframan early caused issues at scrum time but praised debutant Scott Andrews for his performance.

Tighthead prop Palframan came in for the injured Nick Schonert but lasted just three minutes before being substituted and on-loan signing Andrews had to play an almost full game.

"The challenge was, we have a guy playing tighthead, Scott Andrews, who has been with us one week and then had to come on and play 77 minutes today," added Thomas.

"It's remarkable that, with their scrum being so dominant that the game was as close as it was. Our scrum was clearly under pressure. 

"But we actually managed to nullify that advantage by being very good defensively and defending the maul really well."

There were a number of positives for Thomas, however,  who gave particular credit to South African centre, Francois Venter and midfield aprtner Ollie Lawrence.

"Venter is on top of his game," he said. 

"Our midfield was a real threat and when Ollie came on, he made a real difference.

"We didn't want to start him as he hasn't trained much down to the injury but he was a constant threat. 

"And next season we will have even more threats in the backline with Duhan van der Merwe coming in and Melani Nanai coming back from injury."