WELSH back-row Dan Lydiate is expecting a fast and furious evening at Sixways Stadium on Saturday night when his Ospreys side take on Worcester Warriors.

This weekend's European Challenge Cup tie pits the Warriors against the Swansea-based Ospreys, who are now led by former London Irish coach Toby Booth, in a match which will be shown live across the UK by Welsh broadcaster S4C with English commentary also available.

While Alan Solomons' side bowed to a spirited 24-20 loss away in Pau last weekend, the Ospreys put in a commanding performance to see off Castres by a 39-15 scoreline and that without the likes of experienced Wales trio Justin Tipuric, Alun Wyn Jones and Rhys Webb.

However, British and Irish Lion Lydiate is expecting a tougher examination on the road against the Gallagher Premiership outfit on Saturday night.

The 64-cap flanker said: "When we're getting results this year, we're really celebrating those victories and using that as fuel for the fire because it's infectious.

"Worcester are a quality team with some high-quality players.

"But we had a good win against Castres and scored some good tries, whilst before that we ground out a tough win over Treviso.

"So, we're able to do it both ways, which is useful.

"I've still got some experience with me, Alun Wyn (Jones) and Tips (Justin Tipuric), but we've also now got a very good batch of younger guys who are putting their hands up.

"Most of them had opportunity last year, but everyone knows what a dreadful season we had, so it's important for them to celebrate our wins, and work hard.

"Worcester will be a good test.

"The pitch they have there is a fast track, so we are prepared for a fast game."

One player with a foot in both camps is Warriors centre Ashley Beck, a man who was much loved at the Liberty Stadium having played 132 times over 11 years at his home region, before heading across the border to Sixways in 2018.

Watch Worcester Warriors v Ospreys live from 7.45pm on Saturday night, on S4C with English commentary available.

Watch S4C on Sky 134, Freesat 120 and Virgin TV 166, or online on the S4C Clic player or BBC iPlayer.