TIGHTHEAD prop Biyi Alo will be fired up when he runs out for Worcester Warriors against former employers Saracens tonight (7.45pm).

The London-born front rower came through the ranks at the European champions before joining Warriors in June 2016.

The 23-year-old is set to go to face-to-face with Sarries at Sixways and could lock horns with ex-housemate Hayden Thompson-Stringer in the scrum.

But Alo is relishing the Aviva Premiership clash, insisting going against his old club will give him “added fire” as he bids to help Worcester secure victory.

“It is a weird fixture for me,” said Alo who first got involved with Sarries aged 14.

“There will be players you used to line up next to and now you have got to run into so it is a difficult one.

“But it’s the same for anyone playing against their old club. I am quite a young player so it is going to be a big one for me mentally but I am very excited about it.

“I know they are a very good scrummaging side. Obviously they have got Mako (Vunipola) or Hayden who they have been playing at loose-head. He was my housemate.

“Having being there you know what they want to get out of the set-piece so it is about matching that or hopefully surpassing it.”

It will be the second time Alo has tackled Saracens as he came off the bench to play the final 18 minutes of Worcester’s 24-18 home triumph in February.

“For me personally once I get out on the pitch I am switched on,” he continued. “I have only had to (face them) once before.

“It was a little different as I could get my head around it but I will need to get stuck in from the start.

“I will be fine as I think it gives you an added fire and oomph to go after them so I don’t see it is a negative, it is a positive to know your opponents.”

Alo, who has started Warriors’ last two games after stepping in for the injured Nick Schonert, added: “Saracens is where I grew up playing rugby.

“That area is where a lot of my friends are from.

“My time there was very good but I had the opportunity to come to Worcester and it was the best rugby decision I have made.

“I am loving it here and want to progress with these boys.”