LOCK Anton Bresler will have to wait until the Anglo-Welsh Cup gets back underway later this month to make his Worcester Warriors debut.

Head coach Carl Hogg confirmed Bresler had not been registered to play for Warriors in the European Challenge Cup.

This means the 29-year-old will be unavailable for Warriors’ home clash with Connacht on Saturday (3pm) and their trip to Brive seven days later.

The Namibian-born second row made the move from Edinburgh to Warriors at the end of last month after Christian Scotland-Williamson left the club to pursue his American football dream.

But he has yet to feature for the first-team and was sin-binned in Worcester Cavaliers’ 39-12 defeat at Northampton Wanderers in the A League two weeks ago.

Bresler is now poised to get his chance to impress in Worcester’s Anglo-Welsh Cup fixture against Exeter Chiefs at Sixways on Saturday, January 27.

“Anton is not European registered so he will not be involved for the next couple of weeks,” Hogg said.

“But we will probably look to integrate him through the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

“I saw Anton playing up in Edinburgh so I know the physical attributes he can bring to the contest. “But we need to give him a chance in a Warriors jersey.”

Versatile forward Huw Taylor is available to play against Connacht but he has agreed to leave Warriors at the end of the season to join Dragons.

The 21-year-old has turned out 24 times for Warriors since making his debut in 2014.

But Hogg admitted the academy graduate did not see a “direct” route to establish himself in the starting line-up.

“Huw has been on the fringes for a couple of years,” Hogg said.

“We have got a number of international quality players in his position so he clearly does not see a direct pathway through and has decided to go to the Dragons.

“Everyone strives to play in the first-team and Huw is no different.

“Hopefully he will get that opportunity at the Dragons.”

Warriors’ updated European Challenge Cup squad:

Adams, Alo, Arr, Baldwin, Barry, Bower, Cox, Denton, Dowsett, Fa’osiliva, Hammond, Haupt, Heathcote, Heem, Hougaard, Howard, Howe, Humphreys, Kerrod, Kirwan, Lewis, Milasinovich, Mills, O’Callaghan, Olivier, Olver, Pennell, Phillips, Schonert, Scotland-Williamson, Shillcock, Singleton, Spencer, Stelling, Taufete’e, Taylor, Te’o, van Velze, Waller, Williams, Willison.