SARACENS star Rotimi Segun believes his side failed to get on the front foot as they fell to a narrow defeat against Gloucester Rugby in their final match for two weeks.

Sarries scored four tries in the contest but ultimately came up just short against Gloucester who prevailed 25-24 at StoneX Stadium, the first time since 2008 they’ve won on Saracens' soil.

And flying winger Segun admits his side spent most of the game chasing and were never able to control the contest.

He said: “I think it was lost in the enthusiasm of the game but we didn’t really get into the game, especially at the start. 

“They started off very well and we were sort of chasing the whole game. We just never really got on the front foot enough and it showed with the score.

“The messages at half-time were really about keeping the momentum, keeping the energy, just trying to stay high basically because it felt a bit flat at times. We were trying to energise ourselves but we couldn’t do it.”

Gallagher Premiership Rugby now pauses for three weeks and despite losing this weekend, Saracens are in a strong position on tehir return to the top tier.

Eight wins in their opening 12 matches see them sit second in the table on 43 points, with only Leicester Tigers ahead of them.

They’ll return to action when they take on London Irish in the EPCR Challenge Cup in just under two weeks, and the winger said his side will spend that time resting and trying to work on what went wrong against Gloucester.

He added: “We said in the changing room that we’re going to take the week off. We’re going to have to think about how to get better as a team because, as we said inside, pretty much throughout the whole game we were just off. 

“We’ve got to find a way to fix that and hopefully come flying into Irish after the break.”