Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard wants his side to end their Heineken Champions Cup campaign on a high note as they host Clermont at the Twickenham Stoop.

Quins’ hopes of qualification in Europe are already over after just two victories this campaign, the second of which they picked up last weekend in a 25-19 success over Bath.

But despite playing for nothing but pride this weekend against a side looking to rubber-stamp their quarter-final place, Gustard is expecting a professional performance from his team, as they look to build up a head of steam before returning to Premiership action.

“Obviously we’ve been disappointed with our performances in the championship in the earlier part of the season,” explained Gustard.

“Clermont ran away a bit from us in our away game, which they’ve done to a number of teams this year, and we were disappointed with that performance.

“We want to continue building on the momentum that we gained last Friday and we want to sign off this year’s competition with a performance that we can be proud of.”

Gustard has made a number of changes to his side ahead of the clash, with one being the selection of Tom Penny, who will be making first start for the team after his arrival from Newcastle Falcons in December.

Nineteen-year-old hooker Jack Musk comes into the XV to make his first Champions Cup start of the season, while Glen Young continues his return from injury with a place in the starting line-up.

The visitors will be looking for a victory in south-west London to secure their place at the top of Pool 3, although they will need results to go their way if they are to book a home quarter-final.

The visitors have made three changes to their side, with Apisai Naqalevu, Sitaleki Timani and Alexandre Fischer coming in for George Moala, Paul Jedrasiak and Fritz Lee.

After suffering a 53-21 defeat when they travelled to France, Gustard knows his side have to compete physically if they are to come out of this one victorious.

He added: “We wanted to make sure we had a big physical team to counter the threats of Clermont, we know they have the highest ball-winning lineout in the French Top 14 and we need to make sure we have as much aerial pressure as we can.”