WELSH winger Aled Brew has urged his Bath team-mates to put the disappointment of their late home defeat at the hands of Newcastle Falcons to bed as soon as possible as they look to get back to winning ways in the Aviva Premiership this weekend.

Bath were well below their best throughout the 80 minutes at The Rec last Saturday but managed to recover from a slow start in which they trailed 19-0 to run in 32 unanswered points.

However, Todd Blackadder’s side could not sustain that momentum and a Falcons rally in the closing stages saw them snatch a 33-32 win.

After kicking off the season with two successive wins, Bath have now suffered back-to-back defeats and are on the road on Sunday when they travel to Wasps.

Dai Young’s men have built up a formidable record at the Ricoh Arena in recent times and had racked up 20 home wins on the bounce in the league before that run was ended by Harlequins a fortnight ago – a result that has given Brew some reason for optimism.

“Everyone knows exactly what we have got to work on from the Newcastle game and it is important to try to go into the next match focussed on that - we can’t keep going back over where we have gone wrong,” said nine-cap Brew.

“We can’t really let it linger and on the back of that defeat, it has made us even hungrier to prove that we are a good defensive team.

“We just got a couple of things wrong at the weekend and our mindset will definitely be much stronger against Wasps.

“We’ve looked at how Harlequins approached their game at the Ricoh and we will use a similar approach. They were very aggressive in their defence and we have to really bring the game to them in that respect.

“It’s a long season and we want to get our season back on the right path before we head into Europe in a few weeks’ time.”

Brew featured off the bench against Falcons, making his maiden appearance of the season and first since undergoing shoulder surgery over the summer.

Although frustrated not to mark his comeback in a more positive manner, the Welshman was just pleased to be back playing again.

“I enjoyed getting back on the field but I am really disappointed about the loss,” said 31-year-old Brew.

“It was a big decision to have an operation at the end of last season but I think it was the right one by the medical department in hindsight.

“If I hadn’t gone for the operation, I might have played the first couple of games of the season and then got injured all over again.

“I am glad I got it done over the summer and it’s given me the confidence now to crack on.

“I have been doing a lot of running over pre-season so it is just getting those minutes now under my belt and going from there.”