JONO Kitto is in line to make his first appearance since returning to Worcester Warriors this summer when his side visit Wasps in the Premiership Cup on Saturday (3pm).

The scrum-half has yet to play in blue and gold this term due to an adductor injury sustained in training three weeks ago.

But Kitto who rejoined Warriors from New Zealand club Northland has now been passed fit and will be hoping to get a run-out at the Ricoh Arena.

Experienced lock Anton Bresler is also poised to make his first outing of the season after recovering from an ankle problem.

But centre Francois Venter and back rower Matt Cox who have been sidelined due to a calf injury and illness respectively are likely to miss out this weekend despite returning to full training.

“It might be just a week too early for Francois,” director of rugby Alan Solomons said.

“He will do a unit session with the backs today and will train with the non-playing squad fully tomorrow.

“Matt will also join training today, but we won’t consider him for this weekend as he has had no training.”

Kitto has already represented Warriors having made two appearances off the bench during his short loan spell at the club in September 2017.

But Solomons who joined Worcester a month later said he was now looking forward to seeing the number nine in action himself after the Kiwi was highly recommended by ex-Warriors boss Gary Gold.

“Some of the other coaches have seen Jono because he was down here previously,” Solomons said.

“But I have not seen him.

“He looked sharp in training on Tuesday and was really sharp before he got the injury. I am really sorry for him but these things happen.

“He is very well motivated and has trained really hard in pre-season.

“He should be 100 per cent.”

Bresler made 25 appearances last term, 20 of those coming in the Gallagher Premiership.

But the 31-year-old faces a battle to get into the second row with Michael Fatialofa and Graham and Andrew Kitchener all impressing.

“There is competition because I thought both of the Kitchener brothers had superb games against Exeter.

“Then you have got Michael, Anton and young Justin Clegg who is just getting back into playing now which is positive.

“He has trained and will hopefully have no ill-effects from the session so he should be fine.”

Solomons is also optimistic over the fitness of front-row trio Ryan Bower, Isaac Miller and Richard Palframan who all sustained blows to the head in matches.

“We are pretty positive about Ryan and Isaac,” Solomons said.

“They are following the protocol so they should be fine.

“Rich has been practising all week, so he’s fine. He went through the protocol.”