Paul Gustard praised Harlequins’ resilience but called on his side to show greater concentration after they secured a 25-19 win over Bath.

Tires from Jack Walker, Gabe Hammer-Webb and Jackson Willison were enough to seal the away day European Champions Cup victroy.

Gustard was pleased with what he saw but believes Quins can produce a more solid display across the course of 80 minutes.

“We showed character tonight and showed resilience even though we tried to lose the game at times,” the Quins boss said.

“In the 15 minutes at the end of the game we gave away three offsides and that ultimately gave Bath field position and cost us two tries. We tried to grab defeat from the jaws of victory and that is frustrating.

“We believe in our players and know how good they are. I am proud to be head of rugby here and know how good we can be.”

With Quins still involved in the battle to avoid the drop in the Premiership, they will need to take their European showing on to the domestic scene.

Gustard will be aware the battle for survival is a long one and says his side will need to continue improving if they are to climb the table.

He does, however, feel Quins have played better than their league position suggests this season and says the Stoop club will continue to develop as the campaign goes on.

He said: “When we come through this patch, which we will, we are going to be a good team again. I believe we have good players and I know we have good back room staff.

“Everybody works very hard behind the scenes and that work will pay off. We have good tactical plans and prepare the team well. We will continue to work hard and will come through the challenge.”

Friday night’s win was also notable for the inclusion of Luke Northmore as he started a senior game for the first time.

Northmore’s display pleased Gustard and he was full of praise for a performance which saw him match far more experienced opposition.

He said: “Luke was great. It is his first competitive game at this level and was playing in front of 10,000 people against international players.

“He didn’t look out of place, ran hard and defended well and the future will be bright for Luke. It is a really exciting time for him, but we need to keep his mind on working hard.”