Saracens winger Rotimi Segun is disappointed with his side’s inconsistency in their 46-35 defeat at home to Northampton Saints in the Premiership Rugby Cup on Saturday. 

The defeat leaves Sarries third in Pool 3 behind London Irish and Northampton Saints, meaning they can no longer progress to the semi-finals. 

Segun scored two tries, one either side of the break but it was not enough for Saracens against a Saints side that ran in seven tries. 

He said: “We said after the game that we can have all the talk that we want but if we have those switch-off moments too often then it doesn’t matter what we do in the game.  

“We can’t concede straight away from scoring a try, it’s just not really how we want to play. 

“It’s not us as Saracens and we’ve just got to be more consistent with everything.” 

Saracens had led 14-13 at half-time thanks to tries from Segun and Kapeli Pifeleti but Saints hit back with five second half-tries including two each for Piers Francis and George Hendy. 

Segun felt his side were sluggish at times in the first period despite their lead and performed well in parts of the second half, scoring three tries through Segun, Brandon Jackson, and Ethan Lewis, but once again felt they lacked consistency. 

“The half-time message really was just about going up a gear,” added Segun. 

"It felt like, the first-half, we weren’t really firing like we wanted to and at times we were in the second half but we weren’t consistent enough today unfortunately.” 

Saracens host Bristol Bears at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday as they return to league action with just six matches left to play. 

Up to 60,000 fans will be able to attend the showpiece event as Saracens temporarily move away from their StoneX Stadium home for the one-off game and Segun is looking forward to playing in such an arena. 

Sarries currently sit second in the table, 12 points behind leaders Leicester Tigers and eight points ahead of fourth-placed Exeter Chiefs as they look to qualify for the end of season play-offs. 

He said: “Next week is a good opportunity to show rugby to a different side of London, in an unbelievable stadium.  

“The lads have been looking forward to this game for how long now so it’ll just be good to get there and rip in against a good Bristol side.”