ACADEMY coaches are set to take charge of a youthful Worcester Warriors side in Sunday’s Premiership Cup meeting with Saracens at Allianz Park (3pm).

Director of rugby Alan Solomons has led a team packed full of first-team stars to back-to-back victories in the competition in recent weeks.

But with the following Saturday’s league encounter at Bath on the horizon Solomons has handed the reins over to academy manager Chim Gale and transition coaches Gordon Ross and Mike Hill.

The trio will make the step up from coaching Worcester Cavaliers who have won three out of their first four Premiership Shield matches this term.

“Gordon is a good, young coach and so is Mike who is going to assist him,” Solomons said.

“The two lads will do a great job and Chim will manage the team so I think it will be a good experience for these guys.

“Now we have got to look ahead to Bath the coaches can’t be split so there needs to be a focus on the two different games.

“One being Bath in a fortnight’s time and the other being Saracens on Sunday.”

Many of Warriors’ young guns will also get the chance to shine with Solomons challenging them to “show us what you can do”.

“There will be a number of academy players playing and given an opportunity at this level,” Solomons said.

“Clearly for the guys that have played the bulk of these past two games there is no point in playing them as it is a six-day turnaround (to the Bath game) so we will be doing a rotation.”

Tighthead prop Farai Mudariki is set to feature at Sarries after overcoming a neck issue picked up against Sale two weeks ago.

The fixture could also present first-team exposure to the likes of full-back Nick David, wing Alex Hearle and loosehead prop Kai Owen who have been plying their trade on loan at National One outfit Birmingham Moseley this term.

“There is strong competition for places in the team so every time you get an opportunity to represent the Warriors you have got to put your hand up and say ‘I should be part of the Premiership team’,” Solomons said.

Warriors are on a run of five straight victories in all competitions but will have to beat league champions Saracens to keep that winning streak going.

“It would be good (to win again) but the opposition are tough, there is no question about that,” Solomons said.

“They will be missing a number of players themselves but they are a very good side.

“They are one of the top clubs in Europe.

“What they have achieved has been remarkable and we are playing them on their home ground so it is not going to be easy.

“But it is a great game for the lads to show what they can do.”