Carlisle-born Chris Harris hopes to mark his 100th Newcastle Falcons match with precious Gallagher Premiership points in their fight to move away from the bottom of the table.

Harris, 28, scored two tries on his Falcons debut against Saracens and will look to inflict more damage against them tomorrow at Allianz Park (3pm kick-off).

“Saracens is a tough one, it always is, but I’m really looking forward to it,” said Harris whose side are three points adrift despite three successive wins.

“I made my debut against Sarries and managed to score a couple of tries in a drawn game, so it would be nice to mark my 100th appearance with a win down there.”

The Scotland centre, who qualifies for the Scots through his grandmother, added to Falcons website: “Everyone knows they’re a good side and what they’re about. They’re clinical and accurate but I don’t see it as us going down there with nothing to lose.

"I see it as a chance to gain points, and if we play our hearts out and give it absolutely everything for 80 minutes, I really believe we can do it.

"We can’t really do much more than keep winning our games – bonus points would, of course, be nice but we’ll take the wins, and the fact that we’re now getting those results again is the main thing. We set ourselves a target and we’re on course to meet it, we’ve just got to go out this weekend and do what we’ve been doing.

"There’s a bit of pressure on us but we’re dealing with it well, and the boys have a really positive focus about them rather than any fear.

"We’re really driven and very clear about what we need to do, and it all started with the home win over Worcester a month ago.

"That was a huge pressure game but there was a great edge all week in training, the changing room was noticeably more pumped than it had been previously and we’ve turned the corner."

Fellow Cumbrian Gary Graham also is set to start for Newcastle, while Brett Connon completes the former Carlisle Rugby Club contingent on the bench.