Alex Lozowski insists staying in the Premiership and winning the Champions Cup with Saracens would be “right up there” with club’s past double-winning exploits.

The centre was part of the Men in Black team which achieved the domestic and European double last season but they find themselves in an unusual position in this campaign.

A 35-point deduction in the Premiership for salary cap breaches leaves them at the bottom of the table as they scramble to retain their status in England’s top division.

They also have no room to slip up when they travel to Ospreys in Round 5 of the Champions Cup on Saturday as they look to keep their European title defence alive going into their last pool game.

And Lozowski admits if Saracens can defend their European crown while maintaining their Premiership status it would be potentially be the best achievement of his career.

“Without knowing what is going to happen in the end, if we do pull it off, then for me and a lot of the lads this would be right up there with everything we’ve achieved,” he said.

“It would be an extraordinary achievement and something that would knit us together and bind us together for a long time.

“It is something to get excited about. We are all pumped for it and this could be up there with the best ­memories we make as a team if we are able to achieve what we want to this year.

“It would be right up there with Premiership-winning, European-winning, double-winning seasons.”

Mark McCall has named a youthful side for Saracens’ trip to the Liberty Stadium, with Elliott Obatoyinbo set to make his Champions Cup debut on Saturday.

The academy speedster has featured six times for the Men in Black’s first team, scoring against Wasps in the Premiership Rugby Cup this term, and will add to that number from full-back.

Scotland international Sean Maitland joins Obatoyinbo in the back three after missing Sarries’ 62-5 victory over Worcester and Nick Tompkins returns to partner Lozowski in the centres.

Named in England Under-20s’ 2020 squad, Manu Vunipola slots back in at fly-half to complete the back-line changes while Rhys Carre has been named at loosehead, with Jack Singleton at hooker.

The visitors will be without Max Malins, though, after the 23-year-old back suffered a broken foot against Exeter Chiefs which will keep him out of action for approximately three months.

Saturday’s match against Osprey will also be Saracens’ first since Neil Golding was appointed as their new chairman, succeeding owner Nigel Wray.

“I am excited to help build on this wonderful legacy. I also recognise that I am joining the club at a time of significant change,” said Golding earlier this week.

“We, as a board, are strongly committed to introducing new robust processes and working together with other PRL stakeholders in the best interests of Saracens and English rugby.”