SAMPLING simple home comforts has put a spring in Ollie Lawrence’s step ahead of Warriors returning to action.

The much-vaunted 20-year-old centre revealed how mum’s cooking had provided a reminder of the importance of those who matter during Worcester’s two weeks off.

And it is that time away from the spotlight which is also helping Lawrence not to get caught up in the excitement over his burgeoning talent.

“I am not too fazed by it,” said Lawrence.

“You have to embrace it while keeping it under control. You don’t want to run away with the social media aspect of people bigging you up, sometimes you have to ignore that.

“You have to stay grounded, it is very easy to get caught up in things these days.

“I know playing one or two good games is not going to get me regular starts so I am just trying to build on performances and put one foot in front of the other and not get lost in all of it.

“There is still a job at hand, it is not about me individually and I want the best XV on the field each week. I want to be in that XV but I will do whatever it takes to make sure we are as prepared as we can be.

“Personally, I just want to progress and do as well as I can in my career. Right now it is about learning as much I can from the older boys and taking as much advice as possible.

“My family and friends are really good, they are always there and it is good to see them because it brings you back to reality.

“Going home takes me back to those home comforts, spending time with people and doing normal things, going for food and things like that.

“I think it was good for the boys to get some down time with family and friends and let the body recover going into this block.

“It is good to get away from rugby completely, forget about it for a week and then come back refreshed and in a better head space.

“I am pretty fussy with what I eat but there is plenty of stuff mum cooks for me and it is good. I reckon I will be popping back a bit more for that home-cooked food!”

Lawrence makes his second Premiership start of the season at home to Bath today (3pm) having featured for the entire second half at Saracens followed by a full 80 minutes in his first league start of the season against Wasps during the past month.

And while Lawrence got over the line and was named man-of-the-match last time out, he admits the overall performance is one the squad is keen to put right.

“We were really disappointed,” he added.

“We felt we had opportunities to win but our discipline let us down in parts of game, it was not up to scratch and ended up costing us the game.”