WORCESTER Warriors are refusing to give up on capturing Duncan Weir – and may look to bring in the fly-half for next season.

The 27-cap Scotland international was set to complete a loan move to Warriors on Monday after training with the squad last week.

At the 11th hour, Edinburgh recalled the 26-year-old after being hit with a series of injuries and international call-ups.

But it was announced Weir, who has been overcoming an abdominal injury, would be leaving the Pro14 outfit in the summer.

Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons insisted he remained keen to secure Weir’s signature and did not rule out offering him a permanent deal at Sixways.

“That’s something that could come under consideration,” said Solomons on whether he would look to sign Weir ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

“At this point we would like him to be here, so we will just wait to see how that works out.”

Following the departure of Jono Lance at the end of December, Warriors have been left with Jamie Shillcock, 20, and Sam Olver, 23, as their only fully fit out-and-out fly-halves.

Solomons was impressed with Shillcock in Worcester’s 6-5 win over Exeter Chiefs on Saturday but admitted he would welcome the extra experience that Weir, who featured in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, could have offered.

“Shilly did very well at the weekend,” Solomons said.

“Our defence was fantastic but I thought we managed the game very well.

“Jamie played a level-headed game but it’s obviously useful for him to have Ryan Mills right next to him as he has got that experience.

“Duncan has got a level of experience too having played in 27 tests which does make a difference. We have got to see how this thing all unfolds so I think it would be premature for me to make any further comment at this point.”

Asked whether Warriors were still keen on landing Lance, who has recently joined Queensland Reds, Solomons added: “It will unfold in the fullness of time, I promise you.”

Edinburgh director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “I’m bringing Duncan back for this weekend because we need that coverage – we can’t expose ourselves for the next week or so.

“But Duncan needs an opportunity and there’s an opportunity at Worcester.

“Now because he is a good man, we’ll let him take that opportunity, because he needs to go and find a new club.

"Where possible, we’ll try and help any player to move on in a positive way.”