CENTRE Ryan Mills says he is enjoying his rugby again and has no regrets about leaving Premiership Gloucester.

The 22-year-old back has made a positive impact in his two competitive appearances for Warriors since knee surgery.

Mills almost scored a try on his Warriors’ debut match at Moseley in the British and Irish Cup — his effort was ruled out by the referee due to a ‘double movement’.

He linked up well with fly-half Ryan Lamb in last week’s 42-12 home victory against Bedford Blues in the Greene King IPA Championship.

“I am feeling pretty good and my body has recovered well from the games after being out for quite a while,” said Mills, who now lives in the area.

“I am excited to be back playing and enjoying rugby again, which is the main thing.

“I picked up a little tweak at the end of last season which gave me the opportunity to get some ongoing niggles with my knee sorted out.

“I had my knee problem cleaned out and repaired and it now feels as good as new.

“When I signed for Warriors earlier this year, there was a massive chance that Worcester would go down from the Premiership.

“Either way, I still wanted to be at Worcester.”

He added: “I am really happy with my decision and I can’t imagine what it would have been like had I stayed at Gloucester.”

Mills, who spent four years at Gloucester, scored 35 points in 26 games during his time at Kingsholm after graduating from Hartpury College.

He had previously spent 12 years with Exeter Chiefs before cementing a place in the England under 18 and under 20 squads.

Mills was also part of the England under 20s Junior World Championship and Six Nations squads in 2011 and 2012.

“I have not played in the Championship before – I was meant to go on loan to Moseley a couple of years ago but there were some injuries at Gloucester so I ended up staying in the squad,” he said.

“I am really happy with the decision I made to come to Worcester,” said the three-quarter.

“Things are going exactly as I expected and I am really enjoying it at the moment.

“I am enjoying coming to work and liking playing rugby again.”

Mills added: “Getting back into the Premiership is one of our short-term goals and, in the long-term, we want to be a competitive side with a sustainable future.”

Mills was delighted with Warriors’ discipline in their victory against Bedford and he enjoyed combining with the fit-again Lamb.

“Lamb’s vision is fantastic and he’s a real pleasure to play outside,” said Mills.

“His communication on the pitch is great and he sees things that a lot of other players don’t.

“He’s not afraid to try stuff which I enjoy because we both read off the same page.

“Our discipline as a team was great the other night which didn’t give Bedford too many chances to pin us back in our own 22.

“That was one of the main things we took out of the game.”

Mills admits there is strong competition for the number 12 jersey and realises that he won’t be picked for every Warriors’ match.

“I just try my best to help out the fly-half as much as I can with having a second decision-maker on the pitch,” he said.

“I am a distributor of the ball who can help relieve some of the pressure and help out with some of the field position as well.

“There is massive competition for the number 12 jersey between me, Andy Symons and Ravai Fatiaki.

“Both of them are massive competition and it creates an environment at Sixways in which all three of us know we have to perform when we are given a chance.”