Alex Lozowski took heart from Saracens’ impressive resolve as they dug deep to secure a losing bonus point during Friday night’s 30-24 defeat at Gloucester.

Jackson Wray burst through at the last to salvage a significant point for the visitors as they lessened the blow at the top of the Gallagher Premiership table, with Exeter Chiefs leapfrogging them to wrestle back firstplace.

But Lozowski insists that they must try to take the positives from what was a tough evening at the office.

“I think it showed good fight and good spirit from the boys to stick at it for 80 and come away with something from the game,” he told Saracens’ website.

“We know we weren’t really there today – we didn’t get our basics right – and I think Gloucester really deserved that win.

“I suppose it’s nice to be able to get a bonus point and the positive from that is that we stuck at it and never gave up, right to the end, so in that sense it’s credit to the boys.”

Saracens were hit cold by an in-form Gloucester side at Kingsholm as the hosts raced into a 13-3 lead at the break.

And trailing 30-10 with less than 15 minutes left on the clock, the prospect of getting anything from the game certainly looked unlikely, but scores from Matt Gallagher and then Wray – both vitally converted by Lozowski – gave Mark McCall’s something to take back to London.

But the 25-year-old admitted that the reigning Premiership champions were distinctly second-best at Kingsholm, giving them plenty to work on before they host Northampton Saints this weekend.

“I just don’t think we really got into our game,” he continued.

“We didn’t pin together our game well, probably got outmuscled a little bit; I think Gloucester played a really physical game, which we couldn’t really keep up with. Lots to work on for next week.”