FLY-HALF Sam Olver will “boss” Worcester Warriors’ players around the field if trusted with the number 10 shirt, insists teammate Jonny Arr.

Olver looks set to replace the injured Tom Heathcote for Warriors’ home clash against Exeter Chiefs on Friday (7.45pm).

Heathcote suffered his third head injury in less than a year when he was floored by Nathan Hughes in Worcester’s 24-10 defeat to Wasps last Sunday.

With Heathcote now sidelined and Ryan Mills recovering from hip and shoulders injuries, director of rugby Gary Gold has been left with limited options at fly-half.

Unless he is able to make a new signing, Gold will have a choice between Olver and Jamie Shillcock for the position.

But Arr believes there will “no dramas” if Olver, who joined Worcester from Northampton Saints this summer, is given the nod.

The 22-year-old made just 16 first-team appearances for Saints after earning a professional deal in March 2013.

“Sam is a great young talent,” Arr said.

“He has got a lot of potential in the 10 jersey and despite his age he will get out and boss everyone around like a good fly half should.

“So there will be absolutely no dramas if Sam has got to step in.

“We will be excited to see what he can do.”

After coming on for Heathcote at the start of the second half, Olver landed a penalty to level the scores at 10-10.

But he paid the price when his next attempt from the tee struck the upright as Wasps scored two late tries to snatch victory.

“When you talk about momentum swings that (penalty) could have been one in our favour,” Arr said.

“In the end it left us still at 10-10 and perhaps the momentum then swung in Wasps’ way. “We put ourselves in good positions, but we have got to start nailing those opportunities.”

Arr said the result against Wasps was tough to take, but he was pleased to see his side bounce back after opening-day 35-8 defeat at Newcastle Falcons last week.

“We were hugely disappointed (with how things went against Newcastle),” Arr said.

“We went up there with a mindset of coming away with four or if not five points.

“So it was a really tough day and all last week it was about trying to bounce back at Sixways where historically we have been very strong.

“The boys put in a big shift for 60 minutes (against Wasps), but ultimately we couldn’t get anything out of the game, so it’s tough.

“But on the whole we will mark that one as a better performance than Newcastle.”