After narrow defeats against Champions Leicester and Championship pretenders Gloucester in recent weeks, NEC Harlequins will be looking to make the full use of home advantage in the coming weeks to ensure that they are not locked in a yet another struggle at the foot of the table this season.
"The next four games will decide what season we are going to have," said Quins head coach Mark Evans.
"We have four league games before we play in Europe, and three of them are at home, and I think that this is a very important series of games starting with Leeds on Saturday."
"Our game is a bit of a curate's egg at the moment. There are bits of our game that functioned quite well at Welford Road and other parts of our game that fell apart and they weren't the same bits," continued Evans.
"Leeds will be confident and on top of their game and we will have to play well. I think that people realise that Leeds are a very competitive outfit."
"Any side that beats Leicester well, and they did beat them well, and then scores 40 points against London Irish, albeit with kicks, has got to be playing some good stuff."
Last year Quins won what was a crucial relegation match with room to spare, thanks to stand-out performances from hooker Keith Wood and England centre Will Greenwood.
Wood returns for Quins after a traumatic week for the Ireland and British Lions hooker, in a side showing three changes to last weeks starting line-up.
Leeds, off to a flying start with two wins from two games at Headingley, will be looking for a rare winning treble.
"Last season we only won one game away from home in the league at Saracens and Saturday will be a test against Quins at the Stoop," said Leeds coach Phil Davies.
"Our game there last season was a real low point in the campaign when we were soundly beaten, but this is a new season with new challenges and we are all looking forward to it. We will travel down on Friday and have a light training session, but I have been pleased with the players' attitudes this week."
"I was delighted with the result last week but I still think we are some way away from how I know we can play. We have worked hard on a style of play that we are striving to achieve and we still have not produced that this season. Having said that, I am obviously delighted that we have gained the two wins and we have shown some real composure in both games at key times. We are not panicking as much as we did last year, there is a lot more composure and shape about the team," continued the former Wales lock.
"There are a few more leaders who have been brought into the club and I am really pleased with where we are at the moment. We are only two games in and it will get harder not easier, but there is still more to come."
"We all understood before the last weeks that this would be, in effect, harder than the Leicester match. It is always difficult to get up and play at the very top of your levels every week, but I thought we showed a lot of efficiency in the way we played and that was the most pleasing thing. And when you play with efficiency and have a player of the quality of Braam van Straaten in your side, you are always going to be in there fighting for the points."
Quins will be hoping that they show a similar fighting spirit. Today's game kicks-off at 3.00 pm.
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