London Irish wing ace Alex Lewington is relishing the prospect of making his return from injury for this Sunday’s crucial Aviva Premiership showdown with Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park (kick-off 3pm).

Lewington, 24, has missed the Exiles’ last three games in all competitions, but the Nottingham-born flyer is now raring to go ahead of the trip to Tyneside.

“It’s been pretty tough watching the guys from the side-line,” Lewington told LITV.

“I think if you speak to people who have watched the game with me in the stands, they will probably tell you that they haven’t enjoyed it because I’m a nervous wreck when watching the game.

“I can’t wait to be more involved and have an influence on the game,” he added.

This weekend sees two attack-minded sides locking horns on Newcastle’s 4G surface, with Lewington acknowledging the threats posed by the Falcons’ back three.

Lewington said: “They have some dangerous runners with the likes of Sinoti Sinoti, Simon Hammersley and Marcus Watson so shutting them down will be key.

“It’s interesting to see two teams who are placed 11th and 12th in the table with strong back threes in their ranks. I’m sure the supporters are looking forward to the duel.”

You can watch the full interview with Alex Lewington on LITV by clicking here.

London Irish welcome Harlequins to the Madejski Stadium on Sunday 1st May (kick-off 3pm) for the last home game of the season when we host our ‘Exiles Day’, a celebration for the game that unites us all. Tickets are available by calling 0118 968 1016 or click here to purchase online.

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