MAX Clark says the Bath players will not need any help psyching themselves up to continue their winning run this weekend as they face the small matter of the West County derby against Gloucester.

Bath’s 18-13 triumph away at Scarlets in the European Champions Cup last Friday night was their fourth in a row in all competitions.

After back-to-back success in Europe, Bath return to Aviva Premiership action when they host the Cherry and Whites on Sunday before the focus then shifts to the opening two rounds of the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

With Todd Blackadder’s side sitting fifth in the Premiership table at present, Clark and co are desperate to claim the derby bragging rights at The Rec to ensure they retain a lofty standing well into November.

“There is no extra motivation needed for this weekend,” said centre Clark.

“Everyone will be pumped and fingers crossed it’ll be sold out. Bath against Gloucester is always a special occasion and they are great matches to play in. I’m sure it’ll be a lot of fun.

“We have one Premiership game before another break so it’s going to be exciting and we want to sign off with another win.

“We are coming into it off the back of a good win in Europe so we are all looking forward to it.

“Confidence is very high at the moment. We did have a shaky patch where we lost a couple of games but we are getting back to the form we showed at the start of the season.

“There is definitely still more to come but we are on the way up.”

Fly-half Rhys Priestland kicked all 18 points against Scarlets as Bath battled horrendous weather conditions in Llanelli to down the reigning Pro 12 champions.

That followed up their home win over Italian side Benetton the previous weekend to leave Bath sitting pretty at the top of Pool Five.

French giants Toulon have also won both of their group games and Clark is eagerly anticipating Bath’s back-to-back clashes against the three-time champions in early December.

“We are very happy with how last Friday went and it is great to go two from two in Europe,” said Clark.

“It was a tough game and the conditions were awful.

“Scarlets love to run the ball and are a massive attacking threat, we saw that from their try, but I felt we had control of the game for the most part and I feel we executed our game plan very well, so we are a happy camp.

“We’ve had a great start to the group stages and Toulon are in the same position as us with two wins from two, so I think those games will be quite exciting in a few weeks’ time.”