Alan Awcock has described relegated London Welsh’s final game of the season at home to Saracens as a massive match.

The Exiles have already got to terms with their exit from the Aviva Premiership, but their desire to earn their first victory of the season after 21 consecutive defeats still burns strongly.

However, they face a side who still have designs on a top-four finish and inflicted a 78-7 mauling upon Welsh in December – their heaviest defeat of the season.

A youthful Sarries side also won 20-15 at the Kassam Stadium in the LV=Cup in February.

Awcock, who signed a new deal with the Exiles last month, says there is more than just points at stake at the Kassam Stadium this afternoon.

  •  Sport

The versatile back added: “It is a massive game for us.

“We are at home, they lost at the weekend, but they are playing for a top-four spot and we’re playing for the shirt.

“A lot of the boys playing here next year are putting themselves in the mix, so we are looking to build as well as put a performance in.

“Saracens are beatable and we just want to put in a performance for ourselves.”

It has been quite a rapid climb up the rugby pyramid for Awcock, who two years ago was playing for Henley Hawks in National League 1.

The 27-year-old has made 40 appearances, scoring five tries, in two years and is looking forward to furthering his career at the Exiles.

He added: “To have the opportunity to play in the Championship and then the Premiership is quite a fast route up.

“I am really pleased to be offered a new contract.”