Aviva Premiership: David Humphreys expects more after Gloucester's win at London Irish
Last Updated: 30/11/14 7:58pm
Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys admitted his side were made to work for a 21-9 win over London Irish.
Henry Purdy and Steve McColl scored tries for the Cherry and Whites, while Greg Laidlaw kicked three penalties and a conversion at the Madejski Stadium.
But Humphreys felt that Gloucester should have won by a greater margin against the toothless Exiles, who only managed three penalties from Shane Geraghty.
"We dug deep and showed a huge amount of character to come away with four vital points," Humphreys said.
"We are creating opportunities but we are not taking enough of them and are not showing sufficient precision."
Gloucester maintained their mid-table position in the Aviva Premiership and Humphreys singled out skipper Matt Kvesic for praise.
"Every win is important as the middle positions are very condensed," he said.
"It's vital that we stay in touch and having our England players back next week will bring us huge momentum as we also want to do well in Europe.
"Matt picked up an injury early in the season but following his return; he's been getting better and better and becoming increasingly confident. If he continues to perform like this, he'll be pushing hard to be back with England."
Irish counterpart Brian Smith gave an honest assessment of his players after they suffered a fifth consecutive defeat in November.
"We are in a pretty bad space right now," he said. "We've got to stick together and avoid people blaming each other.
"The boys are trying their hearts out and today I rolled the dice by bringing back six players to give us energy, but we are clearly under pressure and are too inaccurate."