HARRI Doel is aiming to follow in the footsteps of "role model" and former Welsh-Warrior Josh Adams after Worcester confirmed the young winger has been signed on a permanent basis.

Doel, 20, arrived on trial earlier this year and was brought to the club on loan after impressing in the 'training match' with Bristol Bears a few weeks ago.

He came off the bench away at Harlequins in the final minutes of the heavy Gallagher Premiership defeat before making an impact as a replacement at home to Sale Sharks last weekend.

Just like ex-Worcester man Adams, who made his name playing at Sixways, Doel will make the trip across the border to play in the Premiership after coming through the academy set-up at the Scarlets.

He did not manage a first team appearance for the Welsh region having joined the Scarlets Academy five years ago but was a regular in the A team side that competed in last season’s Celtic Cup. Interestingly, despite being born and raised in Wales, Doel qualifies for England through his father so you can imagine both Welsh and English international coaches will be monitoring his progress closely.

Doel is currently studying mathematics at Swansea University and has exams over the next two weeks, which he will combine with training for Warriors.

The former Llandovery College student played for Wales in last year’s Under-20s Six Nations having previously represented his country at all age groups from Under-16s.

“I am enjoying playing in the Premiership and being in the club environment at Warriors,” he said.

“The coaching staff and facilities at Sixways are brilliant and I am really looking forward to crack in next season and be part of the senior team.”

When asked about the similarities with Josh Adams, Doel admitted it was something that had been mentioned to him once or twice.

“I know Josh’s story very well and it was mentioned to me a couple of times when I was discussing coming here,” Joel said.

“Josh was released by the Scarlets when he was in the Academy but he came here and did really well at Warriors. He is now a regular starter for Wales and a potential British and Irish Lions star. I can remember hearing him saying that he couldn’t thank Worcester enough for giving him the opportunity and he’s a fantastic role model.”

Jonathan Thomas admits the youngster has taken the opportunity to play at Worcester with "both hands" and is looking forward to working with him.

"Harri was brought to our attention a couple of months ago," he said.

"We gave him the opportunity to come in on trial with a view to playing in the Premiership Rugby Cup but unfortunately for Harri and a lot of our young players the competition was cancelled which meant there have not been huge opportunities for him to shine.

"He did play in the training match at Bristol where he showed some really high-class moments. He’s got great footwork and top-end gas which are the basic tools you need to succeed as a wing in the Premiership.

"Having taken his opportunity with both hands we have used him off the bench in the last couple of game and he has made an impact when he has come on.

"We are really excited about Harri’s potential. He’s at the start of the journey and he knows that as well but he’s pretty level-headed. He’s impressed us with his attitude, his professionalism and his work rate. We are delighted to give him the opportunity and he deserves it for all the work he has done.

"But we are also looking for young talent and give them the opportunity to achieve their potential here.”