DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons admits he has a “clearer picture” of how he wants his Worcester Warriors squad to look after two years at the helm.

Anton Bresler has become the sixth player to commit his future to Warriors and the fourth in as many days as Solomons continues to hand out contracts.

And Solomons was hopeful many more would follow in the coming weeks before the turn of the year when players will be allowed to speak to interested clubs.

This time last year Warriors had made just two re-signings with Ted Hill and Ollie Lawrence agreeing professional contracts for the first time.

But Solomons was keen to open negotiations earlier and is now reaping the rewards with Hill, Andrew Kitchener, Francois Venter, Sam Lewis and Bresler all putting pen to paper.

“Every season is different as to what happens because contracting is both retention and recruitment as well,” Solomons said.

“We have probably worked a wee bit earlier in terms of our retention as we have had a clearer picture of things going into what is now our third recruitment cycle since I have been here.”

Solomons joined Warriors in October 2017 before replacing Gary Gold in the hot-seat three months later.

“Over time you slowly get the squad that you are looking to get,” Solomons said.

“It takes place over a period and I think we are getting greater clarity on the squad so you are looking to extend players’ contracts.

“It’s been very positive so far.

“What’s been great is signing up Ted and young Kitch and other guys like Ollie (Lawrence), Will Butler and a whole host of others.

“That’s been very good and now it’s great to get some of our experienced players signed up so we maintain that balance.

“Everyone seems to be happy with the direction in which we are going and the vision which we have got for the club.”

Asked whether there would be more announcements this month, Solomons added: “We would definitely hope so.

“You want to deal with your (contract) extensions first. I think that’s the logical way.

“The important thing for us is trying to retain those players that we feel have added value and will continue to add value.”

Warriors sit fourth in the table with three wins in five matches which is their best start to a Premiership campaign since the 2005-06 season.

And Solomons said the support of owners Colin Goldring and Jason Whittingham, who arrived at the club in October last year, had helped with contract talks.

“The stability that comes with that is important,” said Solomons on Warriors’ ownership.

“It has been grand having Colin and Jason involved.

“They are really good men and want the best for the club.

“We have seen the improvements at the ground so it gives that element of stability and does make a difference.”