SALE Sharks director of rugby Alex Sanderson believes his side do not get enough credit but is happy to fly under the radar.

Saturday’s 26-10 win over Leicester saw the Sharks strengthen their hopes of securing a Gallagher Premiership play-off spot.

Victory was inspired by fly-half AJ MacGinty who Sanderson believes is just one of a number of underrated players at the club.

“(AJ’s) brilliant isn’t he?,” said Sanderson ahead of tomorrow night’s trip to Bath. “But that’s not the first occurrence.

“If anyone’s been down here and watched him play, he’s got a few man of the match's and he’s been somewhat miraculous.

“He feels like he’s in a good place, he feels he can be himself when he comes into training and maybe that’s transferring into how he’s playing the game.

“I think we’ve got a few underrated players to be honest.

“I’m happy about that, let us go under the radar as long as we can.”

He added: “Maybe we’re an underrated team as everyone talks about the other three (in the play-off places). But let them talk.”

While Sanderson was happy with the win, he warned ill-discipline could prove costly in their quest for glory.

Two more yellow cards, this time for Jean-Luc Du Preez and Luke James, almost let the visitors back into the game before Marland Yarde sealed the win late on.

Sale are now third in the table but Sanderson admits that they still need to eradicate a few of their needless errors.

“I should be (happy), you should be happy with every win and I am with certain aspects of it,” he said. “We had five guys who were 20 years old that finished in that pack, five guys that were dominating, which is exciting.

“Getting any win, you should appreciate and enjoy. The fight, the determination, the physicality – the lads are proud Leicester never crossed the whitewash.

“But I’m thinking, 13 men against Bristol, 13 men against Quins or an Exeter, it’s going to cost you.”