NIK Grier is determined to help Southend Saxons end the season on a high.

The Saxons are currently eighth in the London One North standings with just two games to go.

But Grier to eager to sign off for the summer on a high and help Southend bounce back from two successive defeats.

“Last weekend against North Walsham was frustrating in a way because we wanted to make a statement for next season by beating a top three team and obviously losing at home is never nice,” said Grier.

“But hats off to Walsham, one to 18 they where all very good rugby players.

“Their 10 was class and he knew when to run and kicked in the right areas and was always putting us on the back foot .

“And also I don’t know how Colchester are above them. Out of the two, Walsham are a much better side and will be challenging for the top two next season no doubt about that .”

Southend were beaten 57-28 by Walsham.

And Grier is now keen to bounce back at already relegated Luton this weekend.

“We are very keen to get back out as we want to win our last two games against Luton and Eton Manor,” said Grier.

“If we turn up with the attitude we did against Fullerians we will get beaten so we’re aware of that but a massive shout out to Rory Inwood who this weekend makes his first first team start this weekend.”

Inwood will line up at scrum half but Grier is taking nothing for granted, despite Luton’s lowly league position.

“Luton won’t be a pushover and you can’t say we will win just because of league positioning,” said Grier.

“I think it’s their last home game so they will want to make a statement and if we turn up and play like we did against Colchester we should win.

"But if we turn up how we did against Fullerians…well we all know how that story ended.”