DIRECTOR of rugby Gary Gold says he is looking to push a deal through “quickly” in a bid to bolster Worcester Warriors’ front row.

Warriors are searching for a tighthead prop to cover for Nick Schonert who has been ruled out for three months with an ankle injury.

Biyi Alo, who starts against Gloucester tonight (7.45pm), and Gareth Milasinovich are competing for the number three shirt.

But Gold is keen to strengthen his options and is hopeful of completing a signing.

“We are looking at one or two options to bolster us,” Gold said.

“We are a little bit thin in the front row in terms of depth.

“I am happy with the guys that we have got, but we have got to be careful we don’t pick up another injury.

“We will be constantly on the lookout for opportunities.”

Asked if the search was going well, he replied: “I am hoping so.

“Nothing has been confirmed yet, but I am hoping that things can move quite quickly.”

After Jonny Arr suffered a bang to the head in Warriors’ 41-10 defeat to Exeter Chiefs, Gold was left with two scrum-halves in Peter Stringer and fit-again Michael Dowsett.

But Worcester’s chief acted swiftly to land Jono Kitto on loan from Leicester Tigers “until the end of the month”.

Managing director Gus Mackay has also confirmed funds had been made available for Gold to sign players in “key positions”.

Fly-half remains another position Gold is looking to “address” with Tom Heathcote out with concussion.

But Ryan Mills has made a quicker than expected recovery from hip and shoulder problems to compete with youngsters Sam Olver and Jamie Shillcock for the number 10 slot.

Speaking earlier this week, prior to Mills’ surprise return, Gold said: “We are looking to address that area.

“But Ryan is not too far off now so he will obviously come back and give us some cover.”