SCOTT van Breda will throw his hat into the ring to be Worcester Warriors’ main marksman next season.

Full-back Chris Pennell has established himself as Warriors’ chief goal kicker this term, notching 80 points from the tee.

But the 30-year-old is expected to face competition ahead of the 2018-19 campaign with summer signings Jono Lance and van Breda able to take over the mantle.

Van Breda has watched on while fly-half Brendan Cope has taken on the kicking duties for Jersey Reds.

But the South African has proven he can strike the ball between the posts with regularity having racked up 405 points in 64 games for Eastern Province Kings between 2012 and 2015.

The 26-year-old utility back also landed 80 points in 15 appearances for Western Province in 2016.

“I am used to normally being the main goal kicker but when I came to Jersey Brendan was the established kicker,” van Breda said.

“Luckily he kicks over 80 per cent so I don’t mind.

“If there is a kicker that I know is doing a good job then it is one of those things you have got to accept.

“But I always work on it every day to make sure I am ready whenever needed as I do really enjoy the kicking responsibility when it’s given to me.”

Warriors have struggled for an accurate goal kicker in recent seasons but Pennell has stepped up to the plate since being handed the job in November.

“I see Chris has been kicking really well, scoring some crucial points which is good,” van Breda continued.

“But if there is an opportunity I will be more than willing to give it a crack.”

Van Breda is captain of Jersey and helped to guide them to a stunning 38-34 victory at Championship leaders Bristol earlier this month.

But he is already looking forward to the prospect of making his mark in the Aviva Premiership with Warriors.

“Worcester are showing the potential to become a top half team,” said van Breda who signed a one-year deal.

“If I can have a really good season then hopefully I can stay on.

“I would like to try to get stuck into the Premiership for a few years and really test myself.”

Van Breda will also link back up with ex-teammates Simon Kerrod and Cornell du Preez.

“Simon was at the King’s with me and then he came to Jersey,” he said.

“I ended up moving into his old flat in Jersey and now I am off to Worcester too. I know Cornell from my time at the King’s as well. It is always nice to have a few familiar faces when you move to somewhere new.”