DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons expects to have “good selection headaches” at lock ahead of Worcester Warriors’ home clash with Gloucester.

Pierce Phillips (head) and Michael Fatialofa (back) have missed Warriors’ past two Gallagher Premiership fixtures after suffering blows in the European Challenge Cup quarter-final loss to Harlequins in late March.

Solomons was impressed with the performances of Darren Barry and Anton Bresler who combined in the second row and replacement Andrew Kitchener in Saturday’s victory over Sale Sharks.

And the Warriors boss anticipated having Phillips and Fatialofa in the mix for selection for their match against Gloucester a week on Sunday (3pm).

“Michael’s back was not 100 per cent and his hamstring was giving him a bit of a problem too,” Solomons said.

“Pierce eventually came through during the course of the week but we went with everyone who was fit and available.

“Pierce will be better, there’s no problem with him and I think Michael will recover as well so we will have good selection headaches which is exactly what we want.

“But having said that I thought both locks did well and I thought Kitch came off the bench again and had a grand game.”

Warriors were boosted by the return of Bryce Heem, Nick Schonert and Jack Singleton from injury while Josh Adams and Bresler had also recovered from knocks in time to tackle Sharks.

But Solomons said his players would benefit from having some time off before hitting the ground running in training later this week.

“The lads are going to be off until Thursday and then we will come in,” Solomons said.

“We have got a lot of work to do.

“We will do the review and then we will have a good session. We will work on Thursday and Friday.

“It is an attritional season so the big thing is keeping the boys mentally and physically fresh.”