JACK Wilson is hoping that the Autumn international window can help stake a claim for a starting shirt more often.

During the past month, those on the periphery of Todd Blackadder’s squad have been getting their chance to prove their worth in a Bath shirt.

Since the likes of Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson have been pulling on the England shirt, the Rec men have claimed three wins – two in the LV Cup before dispatching London Irish last weekend in the Premiership.

While the manner of those successes have been by a narrow margin, the New Zealand-born flyer is happy the side are picking up the wins.

“A win is a win, it doesn’t matter if it is scrappy, it just means there is still plenty for us to work, but while we are doing that we are winning,” wing Wilson said.

“We know that there are things to work on and improve on.

“But we have now won nine games from 12 matches this season and I think that if you would have offered that at the start of the season we would have taken it.”

Bath are back at The Rec as they look to stretch their current winning running to four matches against Harlequins tomorrow (12.45pm).

And the former England sevens ace is looking forward to playing in front of the home fans once again.

“The Rec is a special place to rugby, it ranks right up there are one of the best places to play in the world,” the 27-year-old said.

“I have been on both sides of it, I have been in both the away dressing room and of course the home.

“When you are in the away one, it is tiny, you hear all the fans and you’ve got to come out through all the fans.

“When you are a Bath shirt the crowd bring so much energy, it really does help you get up for the game.

“I know right now we are without are international players, but we still have a strong squad and to be honest if does give players like my time in the shirt.

“I’m hoping that I can use this time to really stake my claim but I know we got the likes of Roko (Semesa Rokoduguni) to come back.

“Right now I’m going to enjoy my time in the team and do all I can to help us get the win.”

Bath may have Watson and Joseph available after they were released from the England squad by head coach Eddie Jones earlier this week, along with clubmates Tom Dunn and Zach Mercer.

Sam Underhill will continue to go through his Graduated Return to Play protocols in camp with England after suffering injury against Australia last weekend, while Bath lock Charlie Ewels is in the England side to face Samoa at Twickenham and wing Semesa Rokoduguni on the bench.