DECLAN Danaher believes young London Irish wing Ben Loader has a huge future after his two-try, man-of-the-match display helped Exiles beat Yorkshire Carnegie 22-8 at Madejski Stadium, writes Richard Ashton.

The former Leighton Park pupil claimed a brace of brilliant tries to help Declan Kidney's side set up an RFU Championship Cup final with Ealing Trailfinders on May 4.

And defence coach Danaher – who has worked with Loader thoughout his time in the club's academy – heaped praise on the 20-year-old stalet.

He told the Chronicle: "He's an incredible athlete and I don't think he realises yet the potential he's got.

"He's going about things the right way and every time he steps onto the field he's improved. He just needs to keep doing that.

"In the next couple of years I think he's going to be a very, very good player."

He continued: "You can see the reception he got when he came off, it was almost 'Topsy-esque' the whole crowd rising to their feet.

"It was well deserved because what he did, especially with the high balls, was excellent."

Irish return to Greene King IPA Championship action this Saturday (3pm), with London Scottish the latest visitors attempting to end Irish's unbeaten home record.

And while Scottish sit a lowly ninth in the table, Danaher has warned his side they cannot take their eyes off the prize as they bid to return to the Gallagher Premiership at the first time of asking.

He commented: "It's a massive game, they're the only team who've beaten Jersey home and away. They're a very good side, they attack well and they'll come and have a go.

"It's going to be a ding-dong and we're fully aware of the threat they pose."

Loader, meanwhile, added: "We don't want to get ahead of ourselves, we've got to go out and win every game and Scottish are a good outfit and local rivals.

"They'll be up for it and we'll be up for it."