Paul Gustard wants Harlequins to build on the momentum from five consecutive league wins as they look to down Premiership top four rivals Gloucester Rugby at The Stoop on Saturday.

Third-placed Quins staged a late comeback to defeat Bath Rugby 31-29 last time out, extending their advantage over the Cherry and Whites – who lost to Bristol Bears - to seven points.

Gustard has made three changes to the starting XV that overcame Bath for the visit of Gloucester to The Stoop, with Jack Clifford, Dave Lewis and Francis Saili coming into the side.

And Harlequins’ head of rugby has urged his players to take confidence from their impressive run of form as they go in search of a sixth straight victory against high-flying Gloucester.

“We have generated some decent momentum this calendar year, winning our past five Gallagher Premiership matches,” said Gustard.

“Now we want to build on this and be the best version of ourselves this Sunday against Gloucester.

“It was important we kept our winning streak last week against Bath and it was pleasing to see us scoring tries through phase attack, through our defence and through our set-piece.

“We look forward to the challenge they bring.”

Following his last-gasp, match-winning try against Bath last weekend, electrifying winger Nathan Earle believes Quins’ attack is beginning to hit top gear.

“To come away with another bonus point, and that’s now 15 points in three games, we were pretty over the moon about it,” Earle added.

“Our attack is really starting to function, everything is really starting to gel, the team has been really cohesive at the moment.

“But it all comes down to our training, we train hard so that we’re prepared for the games and it’s really starting to pay dividends. We are a team in contention to win the league.”