BEN Lloyd insists Southend Saxons will not be taking victory for granted when they head to rock bottom Ruislip tomorrow.

Ruislip have lost all 21 of their matches in London One North this season.

But Lloyd feels Southend’s current form means they cannot afford to be complacent.

“I don’t think that we can be complacent in the position we’re in currently,” said Lloyd.

“Personally, I will approach the game with the same belief that I do every weekend but in the knowledge that comes from executing effectively.

“With the results we’ve had since the turn of the year, I don’t think anyone can be complacent.”

Southend have slipped to eighth in the standings after suffering four defeats in their last five games.

And fly-half Lloyd remains frustrated by the downturn in results which has seen Saxons fall away from the promotion race.

“For me, yes it’s been hugely frustrating,” said Lloyd.

“Looking back on it, there was a real opportunity for us at the turn of the year to assert our promotion credentials and we failed to do that, which I guess means we weren’t ready to go up.

“That’s a sobering realisation but we’ve got to learn lessons from that and improve in the areas where we’ve been found wanting.

“Mentally, it’s very easy to go off the boil once your primary goal is no longer a possibility but, for us, it’s about finishing strong and setting ourselves a platform to launch from next season.

“We’ve regrouped this week and hopefully we see a renewed focus this weekend.”

But Lloyd feels Southend must learn to adapt their game when necessary.

“I think it’s clear for everyone to see that we have been a different team in good conditions, and we failed to adapt our game when the elements didn’t allow for us to play our preferred game,” said Lloyd.

“That’s something we will have to fix because you can’t be successful without a plan B.

“We’re a very honest group and we’ve already spoken about how we go about fixing the issues we’ve failed to deal with this season, which is a good place to start.

“I’ve every confidence that we’ll grow as a result of this season’s shortcomings.”

But Lloyd is still determined to end the current campaign strongly.

“For us, the focus has got to be on showing our changed mindset because the last few results haven’t been what we want to be about,” said Lloyd.

“We have to circle the wagons a bit and get back to enjoying our rugby.”