FULL-BACK Chris Pennell said he was delighted to see fly-half Jono Lance back on the pitch and injecting “energy” into Worcester Warriors’ attack.

Lance has recently returned to action after more than four months on the sidelines recovering from a partial stress fracture to his back.

The 28-year-old has come off the bench in Warriors’ past two Gallagher Premiership fixtures and Pennell said the Aussie ace added a different dimension to their game.

While Lance was on the field on Saturday Worcester ran in four tries as they fought back to claim two bonus points from a 33-30 defeat to Exeter Chiefs at Sixways.

“It’s great to see Jono back fit again because he is a quality player and coming off the bench he made a big impact,” Pennell said.

“He is a great with ball in hand and a good distributor as well and can carry over the top so it was great to have him back out there.

“He certainly added a bit of energy into our attack.”

Duncan Weir has been Warriors’ first choice number 10 this season, racking up 188 points in 20 appearances. Jamie Shillcock is also back in the mix for selection after overcoming an ankle injury.

“We are really privileged as we have got a lot of 10s with different attributes,” Pennell said.

“Where we are lucky is that they all have really good strengths in different areas.

“Depending on the game and the situation we are in we can call upon those strengths when needed.”