DUNCAN Weir insists Worcester Warriors’ under-performing stars are desperate to “show what they are worth” in front of a sell-out home crowd against London Irish on Saturday (3pm).

A full house of 11,499 fans will pack into Sixways for the festive Gallagher Premiership fixture as Warriors aim to bounce back from their 36-3 thrashing by Gloucester.

Despite their poor showings in the defeats at Dragons and Gloucester that led to criticism from fans, Weir is convinced there are no major issues with Worcester’s attack.

But the fly-half reckons their trouncing at Kingsholm last Friday can be the “spark” they need to ignite their back-line.

“After the defeats you look at things a wee bit more closely than glossing over a victory,” said Weir who will make his 10th start of the season this weekend.

“I am always going to be a hard-working individual and looking to improve my game week on week. I think the consistency of games makes life as a decision-maker at 10 a wee bit easier.

“You see the game pan out a wee bit more fluidly rather than going to chase something so you might think a hole is there when it isn’t or go for that World Cup pass as they say in football.

“I feel good skillset-wise as I am doing my hard work during the week but ultimately it is about delivering a good performance come the weekend.

“I don’t think (the attack) is a major issue.

“We have shown that we can score fantastic tries, so it is just about ironing out the creases of last Friday’s performance and making sure we are firing shots and really taking it to Irish.

“The playing group and coaches are all fully behind that. There were some harsh lessons as a collective last Friday, but we are hopefully going to bounce back.

“Sometimes a defeat can just spark something and there’s no better platform to go and do that than at a sold-out Sixways.”

Weir says he also will be looking to “feed off the energy of the fans” and help fire eighth-placed Warriors to a fourth win of the campaign.

“Everyone is frustrated,” Weir said.

“But I know they will be itching to get back out there and show what they are worth.

“If we are going to build a top-six club that we are all striving for then creating that home fortress is key. The guys love playing here so I know we are going to come out with tons of energy and a huge appetite to work hard.

“I believe April 2018 was the last time we had a sell-out so this will be massive and having friends and family down at festive time is going to make it even more special.

“The club has done great to advertise it and get it sold out but ultimately it’s down to the players to feed off the energy of the fans and put out their best performance.”

The last five meetings between the two clubs have all been won by the home side but Irish are just one place below Warriors and Weir is anticipating an “arm wrestle”.

“Irish are a hugely physical team,” Weir added.

“They have made some great signings, so we have to be at our best to get the result that we want.”