WING Perry Humphreys is back to full speed but utility back Scott van Breda has yet to return to maximum power according to Worcester Warriors boss Alan Solomons.

Injuries have caused the duo to miss the start of Warriors’ season with Humphreys suffering a hamstring issue and van Breda ruled out with a shoulder complaint.

Van Breda who joined from Jersey Reds this summer sustained “nerve damage” in Worcester’s opening pre-season game at Benetton last month.

But Solomons said the 26-year-old was “making good progress” and would know more about his fitness following an examination on Friday.

“Scott has got to get all his strength back,” Solomons said.

“The power was down because of the nerve damage but that has improved.

“It gets tested again on Friday when we will get a more accurate assessment.”

Humphreys scored six tries in 15 appearances for Warriors before his season was brought to an end when he damaged his knee in January.

The 23-year-old then hurt his hamstring in pre-season and Solomons said Warriors’ medical team had taken a “cautious” approach to his recovery.

“Perry is fine,” Solomons said.

“When you are dealing with a guy who has got pace you have got to be careful.

“He is not trundling along, he is running flat out and if you tear a hamstring you have got a major problem.

“We have been cautious with him but the medics have done a great job and he has taken a full part in training on Tuesday and Wednesday.”

Solomons also confirmed versatile forward Matti Williams had returned to full training after overcoming a back issue.