DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons will resist dipping into the market to cover the string of injuries among Warriors wings.

The Sixways chief revealed his faith that Tom Howe and Dean Hammond could return in time for Premiership matches scheduled for the final two Saturdays in March.

That leaves the next four, starting with tomorrow’s showdown at home to Bath (3pm), to be negotiated with a dearth of options out wide but Solomons is confident about the credentials of some flexible friends.

Asked if he had been seeking cover, Solomons replied: “No, if we look at it we have a block of four (matches) and I am hopeful Tommy (Howe) will be back for the next block of two.

“Dean (Hammond) is so close and I am confident – more confident than the medics – that he will be back as well.

“Then we have Noah Heward, unfortunately he took a blow playing for London Scottish so he has to stand down for a while.

“Scott van Breda played on the wing for me with the Kings and did splendidly. Nick David did really well against Castres and is a terrific young player.

“I think we have the cover to be honest and it creates opportunities for guys.”

Warriors return to action after two weeks off, respite that has been welcomed by Solomons.

“It is not only physically, mentally you need a break because we have been going for something like 19 weeks on the trot,” he added.

“We didn’t have a break, it went from Premiership Cup to the Premiership, then into the European Challenge Cup, we just kept playing.

“It was a mammoth period and everyone was mentally and physically fatigued.

“They had a good 10-day break and I thought we did well on Thursday and Friday (of last week), we had quite a tough session on the Friday because the lads had been away for a long time.

“Bath is going to be a tough old game, according to the forecast the weather conditions are not going to be the best, it is going to be windy and rainy.

“They have a good, well-balanced team but a powerful pack of big forwards which will be a good challenge.”