WORCESTER Warriors might be losing David Denton but boss Alan Solomons believes his side will be in a “very fortunate” position when Cornell du Preez arrives at Sixways.

Denton has made a big impact at Warriors since joining them from Bath last summer.

But Solomons revealed the 28-year-old’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season and decided to move to a new club in the summer.

“David has got a chance at another club and we wish him every success,” Solomons said.

“We know he will give absolutely everything he has got until the end of the season.”

Denton’s fine form for Warriors resulted in him making his first outing for Scotland since June 2016 on Sunday when he featured off the bench against France in the Six Nations.

“He has been happy here and has done well,” Solomons continued.

“His play has improved to an extent where he got called up by Scotland so he has not been unhappy in this environment.

“Professional sport is like professional business - a guy gets an offer and he goes somewhere else.”

Denton added: “I’ve really enjoyed my short time here and would like to thank the club and fans for making me feel so welcome and giving me opportunities which have seen me return to the international fray with Scotland.

“I wish Warriors the best of luck in the coming years and will make sure I do the jersey proud till the end of the season.”

Denton will be replaced at Worcester by his Scotland teammate du Pleez who has agreed a two-year deal to join Solomons’ men.

Du Preez who worked under Solomons at Eastern Province Kings and Edinburgh has made six appearances for Scotland, with his most recent in this season’s Six Nations against Wales.

“We are very fortunate as Cornell is a terrific player,” Solomons said.

“He is not a small guy. He is about 6ft 3in and about 108kg.

“But he has an outstanding skillset. His skills are like those of a back and is a very tough, physical player.”

Du Preez made the move to Edinburgh in 2013 where he has made 96 appearances, scoring 13 tries.

The 26-year-old also helped the Scottish side to the European Challenge Cup final in 2015 and also the quarter-finals of the competition last season.

“I’m thoroughly excited about re-uniting with Alan and moving to England to play for Warriors,” du Preez said.

“I’ve always wanted to test myself in the Premiership and look forward to my next challenge.”