ALAN Solomons insists he can see “the green shoots coming through” at Warriors despite growing frustration over results.

Friday’s 36-13 loss at home to Bristol was Worcester’s 10th in 11 Premiership outings since the turn of the year, the one victory coming in the five matches to take place since play resumed after the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Four tries without reply in a frail second-half showing drew some stinging criticism online but Solomons has his eyes fixed on the bigger picture with no danger of relegation this season, new coaching staff bedding in and the necessity to mix and match teams.

“I take a longer-term view,” said Solomons.

“This period has been massively beneficial for us in the sense that younger players have got invaluable game time.

“Every player has been exposed to the new coaching staff systems and for the staff to make a substantive impact takes at least three months which is only going to be at the end of this block.

“I am starting to see that improvement, the green shoots coming through. I understand the supporters’ frustrations.

“We have to look at ourselves and stick to the process in the second halves of games, what tends to happen if something goes wrong is that we go into our shells a little bit. We have spoken about that.

“If we go back to the Gloucester game, I thought we played really well in those opening 20 minutes but the red card knocked us. I know it is difficult playing with 14 men.

“On Friday we had those two hammer blows, tries that originate from a scrum five metres from their line and one on their 10-metre line, but the game was not over by any stretch of the imagination.

“What we need to do better, particularly in second halves and particularly when things run against you, is stick to the process and systems and stay in the moment, don’t let your mind wander off.

“What happened on Friday is exactly what happens when you don’t do that, you end up turning over the ball, not having possession and you cannot play rugby.

“We are working hard at that but I do feel there is a massive long-term benefit in what is happening at the moment.”