SAMOA wing Ed Fidow is being given more time to find his feet at Worcester Warriors before being unleashed on the Gallagher Premiership stage.

Fidow, a summer signing from Provence, and USA hooker Joe Taufete’e arrived at Sixways last week after playing in the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

But unlike Taufete’e who is into his third season at Warriors Fidow will not be in contention for Saturday’s trip to Northampton Saints (2pm).

“They have both arrived back and are in training,” said director of rugby Alan Solomons.

“It’s easier for Joey as he has been part and parcel of Warriors for a long time whereas Ed is just coming in and has got to get used to his system so we have to give him a wee bit of time to bed in.

“It’s not a problem for Joey so he will come under consideration.

“It’s probably a bit early for Ed. I think he needs to be comfortable as he has not attended a rugby session here yet.

“This is his first week of rugby with us.”

Fidow, 26, spent four weeks working with Warriors’ strength and conditioning staff this summer before jetting off to Japan.

But Solomons said: “He has never played a match for us so he has never been in our systems.

“That doesn’t mean Samoa’s system isn’t a good one but it’s different so I think he needs to get comfortable within ours first.”

Asked when Fidow would be ready to play, Solomons added: “We will assess it at the end of the week and review his progress.

“I will speak to him obviously to see how he is feeling and chat with the coaching staff too.

“We have got very good wings, but he will adds value in a sense that he is quick, strong and is a good finisher. He is a good rugby player.

“But we have real competition here.”