SCRUM-HALF Luke Baldwin’s shock switch to high-flying Harlequins is a “win-win situation”, according to Worcester Warriors chief Alan Solomons.

Baldwin joined third-placed Quins on a month-long loan this week to provide cover with England international Danny Care and ex-Warriors ace Charlie Mulchrone out through injury.

Dave Lewis is expected to wear the number nine jersey for Quins’ clash with Gloucester at The Stoop on Sunday (1pm) but Baldwin could be in line to make his first Gallagher Premiership appearance of the season.

The 28-year-old has scored four tries in 36 games since joining Worcester from Bristol in the summer of 2015 with the bulk of those appearances coming in the 2016-17 campaign.

However Baldwin who signed a three-year contract in February last year has played just 48 minutes of rugby this term as he has slipped behind Francois Hougaard, Jonny Arr and Michael Heaney in the pecking order.

The second of Baldwin’s two outings for the first-team came in the Premiership Cup defeat at Saracens in November.

“Luke needs game-time,” Solomons said.

“The Cavaliers are not playing at the moment as there are no Premiership Shield games (until April) and Harlequins needed a scrum-half so it is a win-win situation.

“The most important thing is that Luke gets to play as he has not been in the side and has not had much rugby.

“I think it’s good for Luke to be able to be playing, it’s excellent.”

Solomons confirmed Baldwin would be at Quins for one month but would be cup tied when Warriors tackle the London Club in the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup at Sixways on Saturday, March 30.

“It’ll be fantastic if Luke can (get in the team),” Solomons said.

“I don’t know much about Harlequins but I would certainly imagine that Danny Care would be their number one scrum-half.

“Luke has been playing rugby as he hasn’t been selected.

“That happens in rugby and this is now an opportunity for Luke to play.”