Sep 14 2012 By Gordon Parks
GLASGOW WARRIORS head coach Gregor Townsend hopes their housewarming defeat at Scotstoun Stadium will fuel their bid to secure a first victory of the year in Swansea tonight.
Rob Harley and Pat MacArthur were both hurt as Warriors suffered their second-successive defeat of the new campaign when Scarlets inflicted an 18-13 loss.
Townsend insists his side need to bounce back for tonight's Rabo-Direct PRO12 clash against Ospreys.
But he will have to do without flanker Harley who has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with a collateral ligament tear and also hooker MacArthur who will miss the next three months with a fractured foot.
In addition, prop Ed Kalman will be absent tonight after undergoing minor surgery on his back.
Frustrated boss Townsend said of last week's defeat: “To lose on such a big occasion like this, and when we believe it was so much of our own doing, is very hard to take.
“There was a lot of anger and frustration and that will fuel us in Wales on Friday.”