WARRIORS director of rugby Alan Solomons has been dealt a major blow with Melani Nanai set to miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury.

Tom Howe has also been ruled out for up to eight weeks with a calf problem picked up against Wasps.

With Dean Hammond and Ed Fidow unavailable until late March at the earliest, Perry Humphreys has been left as the only fit senior winger in the squad.

With the issues deepening, Solomons is now under pressure to react.

Academy fliers Nick David and Noah Heward featured in the European Challenge Cup and it would be a surprise to see them promoted into the first team at such short notice.

With the Bath game coming up following a two-week break, Solomons should dip into the market for reinforcements.

Any purchase is likely to be on a loan deal as Solomons preference is to prioritise his younger players longer-term. He needs to find one with a high work ethic as Warriors tend to play a narrow game and any winger they have is required to work infield and be industrious around the pitch.

Experience will be necessary as there is a serious lack of it out wide.

Saracens’ Alex Lewington is someone Warriors fans have expressed interest in recently. Given Sarries situation, you would think they would be happy to get some players off the books while they sort out finances and Lewington could benefit from a move to Sixways.

He scored 50 tries in 100 games for London Irish before his move to Saracens in 2018, so certainly has a knack of crossing the whitewash.

Looking to the Championship is another option.

Newcastle Falcons were relegated last season, so there are plenty of players with top-level rugby experience, such as Adam Radwan and ex-Warrior Cooper-Vuna.

Radwan has signed a new two-year deal with Falcons but allowing him to play with Worcester for a period could allow him to gain even more experience before going back to Falcons ready for next season.

The 22-year-old is the top scorer in the Championship this season with nine tries in 11 games. With Falcons destined to come up, it could benefit both parties.

Cooper-Vuna has a connection with the club already having scoring 19 tries in 40 appearances between 2015-17 for Worcester.

He has a vast amount of experience in the league with Bath and Newcastle. He has scored tries wherever he has been and would certainly be ideal for a Warriors team that tend to struggle on the try front.