EMERGING centre Nick David will attempt to solve the wing woes at Warriors having been handed his Premiership bow.

The Redditch-born 21-year-old has played his rugby at full-back but gets the nod on the left for tomorrow's showdown with Bath at Sixways (3pm).

David has made three senior starts on the wing in this season's European Challenge Cup and gets thrust into the limelight on the back of injuries to Melani Nanai – who has been ruled out for the season – Ed Fidow, Tom Howe Perry Humphreys and Dean Hammond.

Earlier in the week, director of rugby Alan Solomons said: “It’s a blow as we have three (wingers) out. We have got a lot of cover but it’s similar to last season with our centres when we lost a few.

“Scott van Breda has played on the wing for me at the Kings and did splendidly. I think we have the cover to be honest so this will create opportunities for these young guys.”

Centre Ryan Mills, who has played seven Premiership matches this season, is among the replacements amid reports he wishes to end his deal a year early to join either Wasps or weekend opponents Bath in the summer.

Scott van Breda will make his first Premiership start on the right wing in place of Humphreys (hip) as one of six changes to the side that faced Wasps three weeks ago.

Van Breda, who played two league matches from the bench last season, has had two spells on loan with Isuzu Southern Kings in the Guinness Pro-14 this term.

South Africa international scrum-half Francois Hougaard returns having recovered from a foot injury with former England full-back Chris Pennell and fit-again South Africa centre Francois Venter recalled in place of Jamie Shillcock (thigh) and Ashley Beck (illness).

Warriors also welcome back three players who have been involved in Six Nations squad sessions in recent weeks.

Blindside flanker Ted Hill returns to club duty having trained with England for two weeks with number eight Cornell du Preez and fly-half Duncan Weir back from Scotland training.

Du Preez won his seventh cap, his first since he joined Warriors from Edinburgh two years ago, as a replacement in the Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin.

Lock Andrew Kitchener has recovered from a shoulder injury and is named among the replacements.

TEAM: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Scott van Breda, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Nick David, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Francois Hougaard; 1 Ethan Waller, 2 Matt Moulds (c), 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Anton Brelser, 5 Graham Kitchener, 6 Ted Hill, 7 Marco Mama, 8 Cornell du Preez.

Replacements: 16 Joe Taufete’e, 17 Ryan Bower, 18 Richard Palframan, 19 Andrew Kitchener, 20 Sam Lewis, 21 Michael Heaney, 22 Jono Lance, 23 Ryan Mills.