ALAN Solomons says he does not feel any pressure on his job after Worcester Warriors hit the bottom of the Gallagher Premiership table following the 29-10 defeat to Northampton Saints.

Worcester slipped to a fifth consecutive loss in all competitions as Saints climbed off the bottom and leapfrogged Warriors and up into sixth in the league after a bonus-point win.

"I don't feel any pressure," he said.

"I don't think like that at all.

"I am not a hands on coach but I focus on what I have to do, I think the coaching the boys are receiving is excellent.

"The practices are good and we just have to keep at it, the Premiership is a marathon not a sprint, we have just started.

"You just have to persist with it.

"We have had a string of bad results before, every team has them but if we stick at it the results will come."

Despite the run of five consecutive defeats in all competitions and just one league win so far this season, Solomons insists morale is still high.

"The spirit is still there, you can see that," he added.

"It's about us getting the performance right, that's what we need to do.

"We didn't do that tonight but we have to keep working hard on finishing those chances off."

There were questions raised before the game about the team selection, in particular Billy Searle being selected over the more experienced Duncan Weir.

Weir has been linked with a move back to Glasgow in Scotland in the last week but Solomons says that had no impact on his decision to keep him on the bench, even when the game was getting away from Worcester.

"There was no need for that change," said Solomons.

"Billy was going really well and we thought it was best to keep him on as we chased that losing bonus point.

"That is not correct at all (in relation to Weir's rumoured departure affecting team selection).

"He is a great guy and he's contracted to us, he's been a great servant to Worcester and will continue to be.

"We pick on what we see and we do things fairly."