IAN Keatley is hoping to leave his mark at London Irish after a man-of-the-match winning display on Saturday, writes Richard Ashton.

The Ireland international fly-half was in fine form as he orchestrated a 52-21 Greene King IPA Championship success at home to London Scottish, a result which puts the hosts a step nearer to the title.

Keatley, 31, is only on a short-term contract with Exiles having switched from Munster earlier this year, with the talented stand-off set to play for Benetton Trevison next term.

But he told the Chronicle: "I don't want to let the three months just go by, I want to put my best foot forward.

"I'm really enjoying it here, and the back-room staff have been second to none with helping me settle in.

"It's been a bit tough leaving my family at home, but I'm excited."

Irish sit 10 points clear of second-placed Ealing Trailfinders, but face a testing trip to improving Yorkshire Carnegie this Sunday (3pm).

Keatley, however, said: "We take it week by week and game by game, and no game is easy.

We'll focus on ourselves and our game plan and try and take it to them."

Meanwhile, head coach Less Kiss, added: "Yorkshire are a good team, they were well behind against Bedford but they came back and won (45-44 last Friday).

"They believe in what they're about and it's obvious they want to finish the year well and go into next year with a good, established team.

"We've got to be on the job because they're a good team and having played them recently (a 22-8 RFU Championship Cup semi-final win for Irish), we know that and they'll strengthen.

"At home they're a very, very hard proposition."