Saracens back-row Kelly Brown believes the team was below the level required against Toulon but insists the Men in Black will bounce back in their hunt for the Premiership title.

Sarries' dreams of claiming a league and European Cup double were ended by the French side but Brown is adamant the players will learn from their mistakes and improve.

"We worked really hard but I think at times our skills weren't really up to the level we needed," Brown said.

"Obviously everyone's gutted but we still have a lot of big games this year so we just need to bounce back for those.

"I think we had some chances, we didn't quite take them but I thought we worked really, really hard and everyone's a bit flat now we're out of it.

"I think it's an accuracy thing in terms of some of our skills in the contact but we'll go away and look at these things and we've still hopefully got three absolutely massive games left.

"We need to go away and look at it. I find it hard to analyse a game straight after because obviously there's a bit of emotion, we'll go away and look at the tape and see what we need to improve. 

Saracens play Bath at Allianz Park on Saturday before a guaranteed home playoff semi-final and Brown says the squad are pleased with their progress in the last year.

"Everyone's a little bit flat and we'll be down for one or two days and then it's just a case of picking ourselves up and we move on," he said. "It's important that we learn from these games.

"We said in the changing rooms last year we got to the quarter-finals and we got absolutely smashed against Clermont in that game but I think we've learned from that which is important.

"I don't think it will be difficult to get over it because we're aware of what's ahead.

"It's exciting to be in the hunt for another trophy so with a day or two where we're feeling a little bit down we'll then move on because its stil very exciting to be involved in these big games.

The Lions squad is announced tomorrow morning and Brown has been mentioned as a contender for a back-row spot but the Scotland captain downplayed his chances of being included.

On a potential call-up Brown added: "No I don't think so, I think there are a lot of good players in the back row so it's not something I've really thought about."