WORCESTER Warriors have yet to begin contract talks with Sixways stalwart Jonny Arr despite his current deal running out in the summer.

The Worcester-born scrum-half has been at Warriors since the age of seven and spoken of his desire to finish his career with his boyhood club.

But the 30-year-old, who is one of only four players to play more than 200 games in the blue and gold, faces an uncertain future with boss Alan Solomons yet to open negotiations.

It leaves Arr fighting for a new deal as he starts in today’s European Challenge Cup showdown with Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium (3pm).

Asked whether discussions over a contract extension had started, Arr said: “No, not at this point.

“It has been a while since I have been out of contract so I have just got to wait and see whether I feature in the plans and go from there.

“But I am more focused on just playing well week in week out and trying to get myself in that squad.”

Arr, who made his debut in 2007, is joint third on Warriors’ all-time appearance list alongside Chris Pennell with the pair making 214 outings.

Earlier this week Pennell put pen to paper on a two-year contract and Arr wants to follow in his long-time team-mate’s footsteps.

“Chris has stuck by the club through thick and thin and that is a credit to him,” Arr said.

“He has got real belief in this place and wants to see that through and be part of a successful Worcester side.

“I would certainly be more than interested if (a new deal) was to come my way.

“This club has been a massive part of my life and it would be great to take it to the next step in a similar vein to Chris and move forward.

“This is my hometown club and I love it to bits.

“To be in a position where I could potentially see my career out would be a good position to be in so we will wait and see.”

While Pennell has been a regular in Solomons’ side Arr has struggled for game-time this season as he slipped behind summer signing Michael Heaney in the pecking order.

But the former Royal Grammar School Worcester pupil, who celebrated his testimonial season last term, has played a supporting role to Warriors talisman Francois Hougaard in recent weeks.

Arr starred in Worcester’s 23-7 win over Pau in torrid conditions and came off the bench to help his side beat Bath 21-19 last Saturday.

“It has been a tricky one this season and a bit of a mixed bag,” Arr said.

“I have not been involved as much as I would have liked.

“But that comes with the competition that we have got here.

“I had to wait a while for another opportunity to play with the boys.

“In the last few weeks I have managed to get back out there so that has been a positive.

“All I can do is play the best rugby that I can.

“If I am not doing that then someone will take my place as the competition is certainly good enough.

“It is keeping us all on our toes.”