WARRIORS boss Alan Solomons asked for refereeing consistency after suggesting the penalty count was “too high” against his side in Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership defeat at Bristol.

Solomons suggested after the game there were certain penalties he felt went against his side and insisted the correct protocol would be followed should they have any issues with referee JP Doyle’s decisions.

The director of rugby said at this week's press conference: “We are currently in the process of going through them.

“Some penalties we will query and discuss but it’s not just the penalties against us, it’s against the other side that you also have to look at and also ones that maybe weren’t given.

“Some penalties are absolutely our fault and the others that aren’t we have to have a close look at.

“Consistency is key, that’s what we ask for and like I said we will go through the correct protocol and it’s important that we do that.”

Warriors conceded 14 penalties in the 13-10 loss to Bears including nine in the first-half which was something that Solomons said he had never experienced in his coaching career.

Discipline has been an issue for Worcester for a number of weeks now and regardless of whether some were harsh or not Solomons insists that everyone is pulling together to try to correct the problem.

“It is also important that we don’t lose sight of ourselves,” he continued.

“We can control certain things — we can control when we have a clear opportunity to score and we don’t take it and there are penalties that we give away that we can also control.

"When the margins are fine those soft moments cost you.

“We have a good bunch of lads, they all want the best for the team and there is no question about that.

“It is in the heat of battle that you make these silly mistakes. In the review process we all talk, coaches and players talk to each other to overcome these issues.

“The only way we deal with it is to keep pointing it out and working on it.”

While the game was a low-scoring one Solomons believed Warriors created enough opportunities in the game to win it and applauded the “immense” defensive showing.

“The first thing that has to be said was that it was an enormous defensive effort by us and a good performance in all,” Solomons added.

“I felt that we had some real opportunities in the game that we didn’t close out and there must have been at least one or two that were clear ones that should have been taken and in these tight games you have to take those chances.

“The immense defensive effort warranted more than a losing bonus point.”

Worcester have lost four league games in a row and things don’t get any easier on Saturday as they travel to Welford Road to take on Leicester Tigers (3pm) looking to put smiles back on fans’ faces.