Ealing Trailfinders centre Harry Sloan says his side are showing all the strut of Premiership promotion contenders as they bid for a fifth straight win against Jersey Reds. 

The Green and Whites continued their excellent run with a 59-5 victory over Hartpury and leap into second, keeping pressure on leaders Newcastle Falcons. 

Trailfinders now look to keep their momentum going against Jersey this weekend, a side they have not lost to since December 2015.  

Sloan said: “I think we are playing like a proper contender for the Premiership and we need to keep building our momentum and not slip up.

“They’ve got some big boys and a lot of physicality, so we need to build on the defensive display from last week and bring that into the Jersey game especially with conditions likely to be a bit horrific.

“As we always say, we’re going there to put a big physical performance in and front up on them and if we don’t do that then we won’t win the game, so we need to make sure we bring that from minute one.”

Director of Rugby Ben Ward has made three changes to the starting XV ahead of the trip to the Channel Island.

Jordan Els is back in the front-row after being rested last week with Alun Walker and Elliot Millar Mills makes his 40th appearance for the club.

Elsewhere, Craig Hampson and Steven Shingler both return to start as half-backs for the first time since the win at Nottingham.

Ben West and James Cannon continue in a familiar second row pairing whilst the back-row remains unchanged with Shane Buckley, Jordy Reid and Captain Rayn Smid all keeping their places. 

Harry Sloan and Jack Tovey start in the midfield with Reon Joseph out on the left wing, Pat Howard on the right and Peter Lydon at full-back.