DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons says Worcester Warriors will not close their minds to the possibility of recruiting Lewis Bean and James Williams in the future.

The Birmingham Moseley aces have been training with Worcester Warriors this summer after being identified by their club as players that could “go further in the game”.

Lock Bean and fly-half Williams are now set to go up against Warriors when Moseley travel to Sixways for a friendly on Thursday (7pm).

“They will probably play against us but it will be good,” Solomons said.

“They are good lads and have both done really well in pre-season.”

Yorkshire-born Bean, who stands at 6ft 8in and weighs 20st, progressed through the army’s rugby set-up before arriving at Billesley Common in 2017 and made 20 appearances for them last term.

Williams established himself as an accurate kicker for Moseley, landing a club league record of eight out of eight kicks at goal in a match in 2016, before joining Hartpury.

After just one season with the Gloucestershire side he has now returned to the National One outfit and stepped up his preparations by competing in gruelling sessions with Warriors.

Solomons said former Worcester breakdown coach Simon Cross, who is head coach of Moseley, wanted to give the pair a chance to develop their game with a Premiership side.

“Crossy was keen for them to get an opportunity to train professionally,” Solomons said.

“We were able to provide that opportunity so they were two guys he identified that he felt would benefit from it.

“They are guys he feels can go further in the game.”

Solomons said there might be chances for Bean and Williams to play for Worcester Cavaliers in this season’s Premiership Rugby Shield.

But asked whether he would consider offering the duo contracts at Warriors Solomons said: “They have got to play.

“That’s the same case for everybody. They have got to perform and then the recruitment process starts and people are retained and recruited. That’s how the process works.

“I think we should be open-minded about everything.

“I don’t think we can close our minds but at this stage people need to play rugby and the people who are contracted to us are the ones we need to concentrate on.”

Moseley will be Warriors’ final pre-season opponents after Solomons’ side defeated Benetton 14-12 and Hartpury 52-24.

“This will be match practice for us as it will be played under match conditions,” Solomons added.

“We have got a good relationship with Moseley as Crossy has worked at Worcester and I personally have a strong relationship with him and Richard Protherough who is their director of rugby and is a really nice man too.

“I think the match will work well for both of us.”