David Strettle punctured the ‘boredom’ of his recent injury lay-off by the scoring match-winning try for Saracens against Worcester Warriors.

The former England winger had been sidelined with a foot injury but was introduced in the second-half of the 25-17 triumph over Warriors on Saturday and made an immediate impact.

Strettle, whose side suffered an early scare following last weekend’s defeat to Exeter Chiefs, acknowledged he struggled to deal with a rare injury lay-off.

“I was bored, I’m not going to lie,” the 35-year-old told the club’s official website.  

“I missed the World Cup in 2007 with the same break and I’ve not had an issue with it for 9 years. I broke it [my foot] a couple of times after that as well but I thought all that was behind me.

“I came back against Glasgow but it is tough especially when you see the boys playing so well, you want to be a part of it.”

Strettle came off his wing to score the vital try that sealed the win for Saracens and kept them within touching distance of Gallagher Premiership leaders Exeter.

“Sometimes I try and keep the width on the wing but if you are supposed to be a danger player you want to get involved so I just shouted to Faz [Owe Farrell] that I was near him,” explained the winger.

“Faz creates the space but if there is no one outside me I won’t have that space so credit to the forwards.

“It was a tough game, we give full credit to Worcester in the first-half they were the better team even when we turned them over it was tough.

“The amount of times we end up going behind is not ideal but we end up coming back and winning I just think it shows the strength of the team.”