SCRUM-HALF Kahn Fotuali’i will be wary of a resurgent Worcester Warriors side when Bath look to return to winning ways in the Aviva Premiership this evening.

Todd Blackadder’s side suffered a 31-26 defeat at home to Wasps a week ago and now travel to a Worcester side seeking a win that would boost their survival hopes.

The Warriors lost their opening seven Premiership fixtures of the season but have since won three of their last five to leave London Irish languishing at the bottom in the sole relegation place.

Bath boast a perfect 50-50 record of six wins and six defeats from their dozen league contests and Fotuali’i says adding consistency is of critical importance for his side, starting at Sixways this evening.

“Worcester have always been a good side but they have improved a lot in recent months,” said the Samoan international.

“They have got some outstanding players, they have got a big forward pack and have got some quick guys in their back-line.

“We know we have got a tough challenge ahead – we went up there last year and got put to the sword.

“We need to be more consistent and we can only look at ourselves from week to week.

“If we can be consistent in our performance it could take one or two of those games where we have lost out by a point here and there and nudge those in our favour on the scoreboard.

“We need to knuckle down and consistently perform better and then hopefully we will be a bit higher in the table.”

Bath were left to bemoan a poor start against Wasps last time out as they found themselves 19-0 in arrears early on at the Rec.

Although tries from Rhys Priestland and Jack Wilson cut the gap to 19-14 at the break, the visitors remained in control after the restart.

Paul Grant and Zach Mercer got further touchdowns for Bath to ensure they finished with a try bonus point as well as a losing bonus point but that was of little consolation to Fotuali’i.

“We were bitterly disappointed after that result, especially with it being at home,” he said.

“We have to give credit to Wasps, they played some good rugby and scored some good tries but we just can’t let teams get than many points on top of us early on. In the first 20 minutes, we didn’t execute our exit well enough.

“There is not really much consolation, we just look at the bigger picture of the result. We went out to try to win the game but performance-wise, we just weren’t up to scratch.”