Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons admits injuries proved costly as his side made it five defeats on the spin to fellow strugglers Leicester Tigers at Welford Road. 

The match was billed as a ‘battle of the bottom two’ and the game followed suit as it stuttered throughout and neither side managed to create too much going forward.

Solomons admitted losing his two second-rows at half-time played a huge role in the defeat.

“It’s really frustrating,” he said.

“I felt in the first-half we were going to win that game. Losing Anton Bresler wasn’t great and then when we lost Graham (Kitchener) at half-time and we had a serious problem.

“Ted was absolutely struggling at half-time with his hip but I said to him you just have to help us.

“He’s the one guy who has played lock. Marco Mama and Cornell are definitely not locks and Sam Lewis definitely isn’t."

Solomons added that despite the reccuring trends in these defeats, his side must keep working and the results will come.

"I have just said to the players and I keep repeating it," he said. 

"The margins are fine at this level and we just have to keep at it and we will cross that divide.

"It is frustrating and tough, I understand that. But it’s so close to getting there and the major thing for me today was losing both our locks."

"I think that the issue at lock was a game changer.

Leicester boss Geordan Murphy was pleased with the win after last weekend's thumping at Sale and believes his side did "just enough" to win the game.

"The first five minutes we gave away three penalties and went 5-0 down," he said.

"We didn’t have a lot of ball and it was always going to be difficult playing with a wind.

"After that we sorted our discipline out and I thought we were the better side. I thought we did just enough in the end."

Murphy expressed that the bench played a key part in the win and was confident those replacements would make a positive impact. 

"Worcester are a quality side and they play some good rugby and it was frustrating to go 5-0 down.

"We talked about how it was never going to be a high scoring game in the conditions.

"It was almost better not to have the ball and we had to play the ball into the right areas which we did so we were happy with that.

"We knew that we were going to finish stronger than Worcester and that proved to be the case."

Worcester now return home next Friday night under the lights against Northampton Saints at Sixways (7.45pm).