TIGHTHEAD prop Farai Mudariki could be given a shot to show off his “explosive” power in the Gallagher Premiership this season.

Alan Solomons says the Zimbabwe international has been “working like crazy” to get into the best shape possible, leaving the director of rugby “really impressed” by his progress in training.

Mudariki arrived at Sixways on the eve of the 2018-19 campaign after agreeing to move from French third-tier outfit Stado Tarbes Pyrenees.

The 24-year-old has played just two games for Warriors this term, both in the pool stages of the Premiership Cup, but still did enough to secure a new one-year contract in January.

Solomons said he wanted to use “this time wisely” to get Mudariki ready for Worcester Cavaliers’ three Premiership Shield fixtures next month.

But with six league games left in the season Solomons admitted it was not out of the question for the ex-Castres Olympique ace to break into his first-team plans.

“Farai is working like crazy at the moment,” Solomons said.

“He is practising with us and on a specific conditioning programme because he missed pre-season as he was playing Test rugby for Zimbabwe.

“He is doing terrifically and I am really impressed with him.”

Solomons was alerted to Mudariki by ex-Warriors lock James Percival who was working with the front rower at Tarbes.

“It’s not like Farai is in bad condition but we want to make him super fit and super prepared to play in his specific position,” Solomons continued.

“We are using this time wisely before the Premiership Shield games come up next month and he will be involved in those.

“That’s not to say he can’t get a shot in the Premiership — that can happen — but at the moment we are using this opportunity to prepare him.

“I think he has got potential.

“He is an explosive athlete, a good rugby player and this year he has been able to absorb what we do.”

The development of Mudariki is an exciting prospect for Solomons who will lose Gareth Milasinovich at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old, who has made 61 showings for Warriors since his debut in 2015, has signed for Pro14 club Ulster.

Simon Kerrod, 26, is also understood to be out of contract this summer.

But Solomons has snapped up England-qualified tighthead Conor Carey, 27, from Connacht ahead of next term and he will challenge for the number three jersey held by Nick Schonert.

“It’s perfectly understandable,” said Solomons on Milasinovich’s decision to depart.

“He has got an opportunity to play for Ulster and because of his heritage he has got a chance to play for Ireland. That’s wonderful for him.

“There is always going to be movement in professional rugby and I wish players nothing but the best. But we have got to get on with it.

“Farai is working hard and will have a good season, that’s for sure, so we will have good cover at tighthead prop — I promise you that.”