OLLIE Lawrence admitted Worcester's performances have “not been good enough” and emphasised the need for change after a fifth straight Premiership defeat at Leicester on Saturday.

The 14-8 setback was the fourth time in a row Warriors have lost by six points or fewer and it happened against a weakened Tigers outfit that sits just a point behind them in 11th.

Warriors remain without a league win since December and despite their best efforts, Lawrence knows losing by such tight margins has become an unwanted habit.

“It’s incredibly frustrating,” he said.

“We are all very disappointed that we didn’t get the win and I think its furthered because we’ve lost four games now by such small margins now and it’s becoming a habit.

“We haven’t been good enough for the past four weeks and our position in the table reflects that so we need to look at ourselves and take some responsibility to sort it out.

“It’s difficult to take right now and it’s not good enough. I think we need to take ownership on our own mistakes. We have to change.”

Warriors led after 20 minutes having scored an early try through Perry Humphreys but ill-discipline and some sloppy errors ensured Tigers clawed their way back into the game through a Jordan Olowofela try and a Johnny McPhillips penalty.

Duncan Weir slotted a three pointer of his own to make it 8-8 at the break but two second-half penalties from replacement fly-half McPhillips was enough to seal a much-needed win for the home side.

The game was played in difficult conditions and Worcester were forced to play an injured Ted Hill at lock for the whole of the second period because of head injuries to both Anton Bresler and Graham Kitchener.

“We had a few injuries which kind of affected us,” Lawrence added.

“The two locks are very good in the maul and when they went off they (Tigers) capitalised and used it to gain momentum and get the points to win the game.

“If it’s windy then you use that to your advantage and if it’s not, you just deal with it. We had the opportunity to put it to bed and we didn’t so it’s on ourselves.

“After this one most boys will just be back on the bus and then come in Monday morning and we will speak about things then."

Warriors tackle Northampton Saints at Sixways on Friday (7.45pm).

“It’ll be good to be back at home next week as we’ve been away now for the past two," said Lawrence.