WORCESTER Warriors' Jonathan Thomas admitted Saturday afternoon's 14-62 Premiership defeat to Northampton Saints was "unacceptable" and says Warriors' supporters deserve better.

Northampton scored nine tries in total despite only leading by eight points at half-time and coming up against a dominant Worcester side in the first-half.

But a red card to Chris Ashton in the 50th paved the way for a half-hour onslaught from the visitors, who ran riot at Sixways.

"It's incredibly frustrating and disappointing," said Thomas

"We are going to have to own that performance. First half it's the same story that's happened over the last seven or eight weeks, lots of opportunities not taken.

"It's the best league in the world and if you don't take your chances then you get punished. We had a number of line breaks opportunities that we didn't take and we have to get better at doing that or else it will keep costing you, no excuses.

"Look at the stats for this competition and we lead for chances created without taking them so that has to change. I'm probably fed up of saying the same thing every week and the players are so disappointed with that because they're trying so hard to get better and the rewards aren't there at the moment for them.

"We had some adversity in the second half with the red card and then the yellow card, we capitulated, which again, no excuses with that. Even if you're down to 13 you still have to make your tackles and front up and we didn't do that.

"Our supporters don't deserve what they're seeing. What I would say is that it's a group in transition, we have around 20 players leaving the club at the end of this season, we have to really play now for some pride and respect for each other and for our supporters for the rest of the season because all of us deserve better than that."

Today's result was Warriors' 12th straight Gallagher Premiership defeat and Thomas said accuracy is the main issue for his side at the moment.

"In every game in that last seven or eight weeks, we've had games where we should have won," he added.

"The narrative is the same all the time, we have exposed young players but in a lot of those games are performances have been good but accuracy hasn't.

" I said to the boys that you need to stick together now because you cant review a performance like that with emotion because there's a lot of it involved. We will review it as a group but also make sure we play for some pride and respect for the rest of this season.

"But today simply wasn't acceptable."

Worcester were only 15-7 down at half-time but conceded 47 second-half points, including seven tries, with most coming after Chris Ashton's red card.

"In the second half it was just a mess to be honest," admitted Thomas.

"We got the red card and capitulated and then you're trying to play catch up, you lose your structure and it gets messy.

"These players will have their down week next week and then we will come back and train hard ready for Quins."