Harlequins skipper Chris Robshaw has put the disappointment of missing out on England’s World Cup squad behind him as his side push for progress in Gallagher Premiership Rugby.

Eddie Jones omitted the former England captain from his 31-man squad in what will likely spell an end to the 33-year-old’s international career.

However, the flanker wants to look forwards and believes Quins are well-stocked to push for honours having finished fifth last season.

He said: “I’ve had my sulk and my mope, but you have to move forward – as soon as I knew I was going to be coming back to Quins I’ve been concentrating on cracking on and helping the team.

“I’m extremely excited about the new season. There’s been a bit of change within the squad, but personally I think the team has got bigger and better and having the boys who missed out on the World Cup around can only be a boost.

“I think we’re well placed to get off to a good start, but until you get to those first few games you don’t really know how well prepared you are.

“We’ve got the Premiership Rugby Cup to get some good games under our belt, before our first Gallagher Premiership Rugby match away at Exeter in October.

“You look at them and they’ll be missing lots of players to the World Cup. It’s probably better to go there early in the season and there definitely are certain teams you want to play at certain times.”

A missed kick in the last minute of Harlequins final game of the season against Wasps last season was all that cost them a play-off spot.

Consistency is the single factor Robshaw believes Quins must improve on if they are to make the step up.

“When you finish on a high it’s always quite easy to forget about things,” he said. “But bad results definitely linger.

“I spoke to James Lang after that last game and he was massively down, but it was important to stress it that we slipped away massively in the last six games or so and these things add up.

“From game one, making the most of every moment of every game is so important and that’s why the most successful teams – the likes of Saracens and Exeter – are the sides that everyone’s trying to catch.

“If we can get that right from the off, then hopefully we can challenge for silverware.”