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McCall offers Farrell backing
Sarries backs kicker to bounce back from Wembley woes
He's a magnificent player for us but every man has the odd bad day at the office and I know he has the strength of character to come back.
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Saracens coach Mark McCall has backed fly-half Owen Farrell to brush off his Wembley woes after suffering a day to forget in his side's 9-9 Premiership draw with Leicester Tigers.
Farrell, 20, missed four of his five penalty attempts before conceding goal-kicking duties to Charlie Hodgson, who clawed Sarries back into the match.
McCall said: "Owen's not had much practice recently. He's had a small groin injury which has stopped him practising as much as usual and it's very rare he has a day like this.
"He's a magnificent player for us but every man has the odd bad day at the office and I know he has the strength of character to come back.
"He's the sort of player who will use a day like this to bounce back stronger."
McCall's opposite number at Leicester Richard Cockerill added: "We could have won it at the end, they could have won it at the end and these games tend to be close between the two of us.
"But it wasn't a great spectacle and there were a lot of mistakes from both sides.
"It was a tough game away from home so we will take it and move on.
"We did some good things but need to take our opportunities a bit better."
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