DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons has vowed to raise the bar at Sixways to ensure Worcester Warriors rid themselves of their Jekyll and Hyde character.

A run of three victories from their final four games saw Warriors end the Gallagher Premiership season on 46 points – 10 more than they achieved last term.

However the past eight-and-a-half months have been punctuated by poor performances, resulting in Worcester facing another battle to avoid the drop and failing to finish outside the bottom three for the first time in 13 years.

Solomons felt his 10th-placed side had made progress this season as they also reached the knockout stages of the Premiership Cup and European Challenge Cup.

However he insisted their lack of consistency remained an issue that he was desperate to address this summer.

After beating reigning champions Saracens 31-29 at Sixways last Saturday Warriors’ players were given a six-week break to recover.

But when they return to training on July 1 Solomons said he wanted his men to “set and maintain very high standards” ahead of the 2019-20 season.

“We have certainly made progress and it is seen by the fact that we have got more points than last season,” Solomons said.

“We have won more matches as well so there has been improvement, but the biggest work-on for us is our consistency.

“That stems from the way you prepare.

“I think we have got to look at our whole approach to the professional side of the sport very carefully.

“We are professional and do all the right things but we can be tougher in terms of what we do.

“Perhaps the better way to describe it is that we need to set and maintain very high standards.

“I think that’s the key for us. You have got to set the bar very, very high and maintain that.”

The 2005-06 campaign is still Warriors’ best season in the top-flight having finished in eighth position with 47 points.

But Solomons said: “Without taking anything away from whatever anyone else has previously achieved here you have got to be bear in mind that this season is the most powerful Premiership ever. Directors of rugby who have been in the Premiership for years said that to me.

“At this level there is no weak team.

“Every team is well prepared, well coached and have quality players. So to get 46 points with nine wins is no bad feat.

“When I arrived (in October 2017) we had lost six but we did win seven out of 16 which wasn’t too bad. That’s quite a good percentage return.

“But when you look at it over a whole season I think we have done really well to win nine games this year.”

On goals for next term, Solomons said: “We have all got to have a break before we get ahead of ourselves and talk about things.

“ It’s been a tough season so the boys are getting six weeks off. We will then come back on July 1 and set our goals for the year.”