WARRIORS' head coach Jonathan Thomas insists his players will not slip into a state of feeling sorry for themselves despite hitting the bottom of the Gallagher Premiership table after last weekend's defeat to Bristol.

Bristol scored a late try through winger Siva Naulago to salvage a dramatic victory that saw Worcester lose their ninth straight league game.

Thomas admits it would be easy for the team to lose sight of the overall long-term view during a difficult period of form but says the whole group, players and coaches, believes they are moving in the right direction.

"We just have to keep believing in the process," he said

"We had a good discussion this morning about mindset and it's all about making the right choices.

"The emotion of losing sometimes gives people the ability to make poor choices in terms of that little bit of blame culture, making excuses or taking on a victim mentality.

"But as a group we spoke quite honestly about how it would very easy for us to revert to that because we're losing games but the reality of the matter is that we are on the right track.

"There is a much bigger picture in place here and it's about staying positive and trusting the process. Try to win the day, every day in terms of our mindset, train hard and be the best we can be and the players are doing that.

"We trained today (Wednesday) on a really windswept pitch and we said to the players that the quality was excellent.

"It brought me back to a training session we had a month or so ago where we had a similar session on a windy day and it was a really poor, balls down everywhere, poor intensity so if I compare that to two months ago, there's huge improvements."

Ahead of Worcester's first ever trip to the Brentford Community Stadium, London Irish's new home, Thomas provided an injury update on a trio of key first team players.

Captain Ted Hill, winger Chris Ashton and centre Ollie Morris all remain a doubt for a return to action after suffering from injuries and HIAs respectively.

Hill has been pulled out late on in the past two weeks with a back injury but head coach Jonathan Thomas insists he is progressing well and is hopeful he will be available this weekend.

Ashton and Morris both failed HIAs during the Bristol loss first and Thomas said a decision will be made once they come through that process (Friday).

As for other injuries, Marco Mama has been struggling with a shoulder problem and remains doubtful for the Irish game on Sunday whilst Graham Kitchener is fit and ready to return.