DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons has urged his misfiring men to use their brains when Worcester Warriors face a stern Leicester Tigers test at Welford Road tomorrow (3pm).

Solomons was unhappy with his side’s game management at Sixways last Saturday as bottom club Warriors slumped to a 23-20 defeat to Newcastle Falcons in the Gallagher Premiership.

But Solomons reckoned his “intelligent” players had learnt their lesson and now needed to deliver a top-grade showing to stand a chance of overcoming Tigers.

“There were just key moments in the game (against Falcons) where we didn’t manage things properly and didn’t make the right decisions,” he said.

“It can happen. I honestly believe we have got intelligent players.

“It is easy for me to sit at the top of the stand and see something, plus I have got the benefit of the film, while they have got to make decisions on the spur of the moment.

“But I think that general awareness of where the game sits at that time is very important for a player to appreciate.”

He continued: “There is a particular time in the game and particular place on the field that a kicking option may be the best option.

“There might be a particular time in the game and particular place on the field where the running option maybe the best option.

“It is the matter of the players exercising their minds, making the right decisions and then backing it up with the necessary skills.”

Solomons stressed it was also key Warriors “did not let their concentration slip for a minute” against a Tigers side packed with internationals.

“They have got a really solid pack of forwards with Dan Cole propping up at tighthead and Tom Youngs at hooker, both of them have played for England,” Solomons said.

“Dents (David Denton) has played a lot of games for Scotland and in the back-line they have got the current England half-backs in George Ford and Ben Youngs.

“They have got Manu Tuilagi who is a contender for the national side and Jonny May who plays for England.

“It is about us performing to the best of our ability to give ourselves a chance of coming away with points.

“Nothing less than a top-drawer performance will allow us to compete.”