TOMMY Bell insists London Irish are one win away from turning things around despite suffering an eighth straight Aviva Premiership defeat against Wasps on Sunday, writes Richard Ashton.

Exiles led 13-5 with less than 20 minutes to go at Madejski Stadium, but conceded two tries in four minutes to lose 17-13.

Coupled with Worcester’s shock win at Leicester, Nick Kennedy’s men are now five points adrift at the foot of the table, but fly half Bell believes they can survive.

He said: “One win can definitely make the difference. Confidence is massive. Little things like a couple of players coming back to fitness, a really good week’s training, a win can really boost a team’s morale and confidence going into games.

“The camp’s happy at the minute. We know we’re in a tough spot, but we’re developing. It will come. The performances are coming and while we realise we need points, it’s nothing that we’re shying away from.”

He continued: “This year hasn’t gone to plan as yet, but we’re definitely a team which sticks together.

“Even some of the bigger losses this year we haven’t broken apart, we’ve stayed tight as a unit and we’ve fought back very well at the end of some games.”

Exiles travel to fifth-placed Gloucester this Saturday (3pm) and Bell concluded: “We’re making steps in the right direction.

“We just need to nail our drills. We’re not going to go back to the drawing board and start changing things, we believe we’ve got a gameplan which works and suits our squad. We’re going to keep doing it, keep moving forward and keep growing our game.”