Saracens winger David Strettle says the players will be analysing Saturday's Premiership defeat to Gloucester in a bid to put things right before this weekend's crucial Heineken Cup semi-final.

The Men in Black's seven-match unbeaten run in the club's two priority competitions came to an end on Saturday, just a week before Sarries take on Toulon at Twickenham.

But Strettle gave credit to Gloucester's performance and says the players will be determined to learn from their mistakes before Sunday's clash.

"It’s full credit to Gloucester to be honest - they kicked brilliantly in the first 20 minutes, their runners ran with a lot more physicality than we did," Strettle said.

"Obviously you try and learn a lot from a defeat as well and I don’t want to say it's a bit of a wake up call because it's not like we've got carried away with it.

"But you always go back to the drawing board after a loss and see where you went wrong so we'll be doing that - it can be good sometimes to have something that doesn’t go your way."

The impact of Saturday's loss is limited as Sarries had already booked a home play-off in the league.

When asked if the Toulon game was perhaps playing on the minds of some of the Saracens players Strettle said: "Definitely not, we're a club that prides ourselves on treating each week as it comes and you can see that in how we still perform before big games and after big games.

"We know Toulon is a big game but we'll go into the match with the same principles as we always do."