WORCESTER Warriors will be hoping for a triple fitness boost ahead of their clash with Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers at Sixways on Sunday (3pm).

Scrum-half Francois Hougaard (ankle), centre Jackson Willison (hand) and hooker Jack Singleton (back) are all battling to be fit for the Aviva Premiership fixture.

Hougaard, who missed Worcester’s win over Gloucester due to an ankle problem, was named in the starting line-up for the trip to London Irish last Sunday.

But the 29-year-old lasted just 39 minutes before hobbling off at the Madejski Stadium and being replaced by Jonny Arr as Warriors slumped to a 22-9 defeat.

Worcester also suffered a double blow prior to kick-off Singleton and Willison, who had not trained last week, were forced to withdraw through injury.

Solomons said the trio were “progressing nicely” but would be seeking advice from the club’s medical team before making a decision.

“They are progressing nicely,” Solomons said.

“So far so good so let’s just see how we track.

“We will maul (the situation) over. We will get medical feedback on Francois and then we will make a decision on him.”

Centre Ryan Mills also did not train with the team ahead of their battle with Irish.

But Solomons added: “Ryan had a bit of a back spasm but he trained yesterday and came through nicely.”

Warriors will be without centre Ben Te’o who has been retained in England’s squad for a training camp in Oxford as they build up to their Six Nations match against France in Paris a week on Saturday.

But back rower David Denton has returned to Warriors from Scotland duty and will be available to take on Leicester.