DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons insists he will not make a “knee-jerk reaction” over selection for Worcester Warriors’ Gallagher Premiership clash with Leicester Tigers on Sunday (1pm).

Solomons was disappointed by his side’s “horrid” start at The Stoop last Saturday as Harlequins swept to a convincing 47-33 victory.

The poor performance led to calls for team changes from fans as scrum-half Michael Heaney, centre Ollie Lawrence, flanker Ted Hill and wing Tom Howe all impressed off the bench to salvage a bonus point for Worcester.

But Solomons is set to stick with the side that lined up that day and give them an opportunity to “put things right” against Leicester.

“I don’t believe you should make a knee-jerk reaction in any professional sport,” said Solomons on selection.

“We didn’t play well on the day. That happens.

“I think Sale are a really good side and have had some great results this season but they just did not have a good day at the weekend.

“That (67-17 defeat at Northampton Saints) doesn’t mean those players aren’t excellent players.

“It’s the same with us as we just had a poor day.

“We started off on the wrong foot and were down 14-0 down within seven minutes in a Premiership game away from home.

“We were 21-0 down within 18 minutes so it’s difficult from there.

“I think you have got to see it in perspective and keep your head about things.

“Consistency is very important in selection. That doesn’t mean that guys don’t get opportunities and you have got to look at the situation carefully.”

Solomons believes his players will come back stronger as Warriors aim to complete a hat-trick of victories over Tigers this season.

“They will want to put things right,” Solomons said.

“They were not happy with that performance (at Quins), obviously.

“They are a proud guys and good rugby players.

“They just had a day that didn’t work for them.”

One player who is likely to coming into the starting line-up is in-form back Howe. The 23-year-old’s try against Quins was his eighth in as many appearances this season.

And with Josh Adams away on Six Nations duty with Wales Howe looks set to start on the wing against Leicester.

“I thought Tommy did really well in the semi-final against Saracens,” Solomons added.

“He only had a short cameo on the weekend but made a good tackle on their winger and scored a try so he did pretty well.”