GRAND Slam winner Josh Adams is back and feeling “fresh” ahead of Worcester Warriors’ battle with Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday (3pm).

Director of rugby Alan Solomons said the wing had returned to Sixways following a five-day break and was ready to help second-from-bottom Warriors steer clear of relegation.

The 23-year-old has had a whirlwind past couple of months having starred in Wales’ Six Nations success before scoring a try in Worcester’s victory at Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership.

He missed Warriors’ European Challenge Cup quarter-final defeat to Harlequins last Saturday but resumed training on Monday to prepare for their upcoming league clash.

“Josh is the one guy I gave a break to,” Solomons said.

“He came straight off the back of winning the Gland Slam with Wales to play against Bristol where I felt he acquitted himself well, “But all things taking into consideration I felt he needed a break so I gave him five days off.

“He has been in since Monday. He is fresh and feels good. I think we need a fresh Josh Adams as he is a great player.

“I think what we have done with him is absolutely right.

“Tommy (Howe) has got some good experience having played in the Premiership and a European Challenge Cup quarter-final.

“You can have training sessions but you can never quite simulate a match so for a young guy to get that experience of playing at the top level is invaluable.”

While Adams was rested New Zealand flyer Bryce Heem played and scored against Quins only to be forced off through injury in the second half.

But Solomons said: “Bryce has got a bit of discomfort underneath his foot so it is not a major thing.

“He should be fine.”

Tigthead prop Nick Schonert, lock Anton Bresler and back rowers Ted Hill and Marco Mama are also set to come back into the starting line-up.

“All those guys had injuries so we weren’t going to try to push them through the (Quins) game,” Solomons said.

“We had to look for that balance between getting continuity and not playing guys that were carrying injuries.

“We gave opportunities to other lads which was important but I don’t envisage any of those four not being available for selection this weekend.”

Fly-half Jono Lance will provide competition for the number 10 jersey after recovering from a blow to the head that kept him out of the Quins clash.

Solomons said Cornell du Preez who came off the bench to make his first appearance since fracturing his laynx seven months ago was along among a number of players that were in the mix for selection.

“All the loose forwards played well and Cornell had a very industrious 25 minutes,” Solomons said.

“He has trained hard under Johan (Pretorius, head of performance) and has looked very good.”

There was hope hooker Jack Singleton would be back in contention to face Wasps as he recovers from an elbow injury sustained in the loss at Newcastle Falcons last month.

But the 22-year-old is now not due back until Worcester’s home clash against Sale Sharks on Saturday, April 13.

“It’ll probably be a week too early for Jack,” Solomons said.

“He has got to be 100 per cent right so I think we are probably going to be looking at the following week for him.

“He is at practice and is progressing really nicely.

“Both (Niall Annett and Joe Taufete’e) got 40 minutes (against Quins) and have had plenty of game-time.

“We are in a good position with those two.”