SCRUM-HALF Michael Heaney says Worcester Warriors will look to build momentum in the European Challenge Cup as they strive for consistency.

Warriors will arrive at the Stade du Hameau to face Pau tonight on the back of two defeats in their past three Premiership games.

Stringing strong showings together was a big target of Warriors ahead of this season.

But since beating Leicester Tigers 44-37 at Welford Road in September Worcester have failed to pick up a point from their previous three trips in the league, leaving them just two points above the drop zone.

“We have put in a few decent away displays, but for us it is about backing up our big performances and we haven’t done that so far,” Heaney said.

“It is something we are working on and will hopefully rectify as the season goes on.

“Even in the games we are losing we are not too far away. That’s a positive side for us.

"Hopefully we can keep building on that.”

Worcester backed up their 52-7 league thrashing of Bristol Bears in early October with a memorable 38-27 triumph against Stade Francais in Paris. This was then followed by a 27-21 win over Ospreys to put them at the top of Pool Two in the European Challenge Cup.

Heaney says Worcester are now aiming to continue their winning run in the competition in order to keep spirits high.

“We have got a squad that can compete on all fronts and we certainly reckon the guys that played in Europe last time around believe that they can challenge in this competition,” Heaney said.

“That can only give us a good platform to build on for the Premiership. It gave us momentum last time as winning always creates a great feeling at the club.”

Pau lost 27-0 at Ospreys but then boosted their qualification hopes with a 21-15 win over Top 14 rivals Stade Francais.

“It will be tough,” Heaney added.

“They are big, physical side.

“Hopefully we can play with a bit of tempo and get the ball in our hands.”