DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons is keeping an “open mind” over Worcester Warriors’ fly-half quandary as he waits to see where Duncan Weir sits in Scotland’s plans.

Weir’s fine form for Warriors has resulted in him being selected by head coach Gregor Townsend ahead of his side's meeting with Fiji at Murrayfield on Saturday.

But with Scotland’s Tests against South Africa and Argentina clashing with Worcester’s Premiership battles with Bath and Harlequins this month Weir’s call-up could leave Solomons with limited options at stand-off.

Warriors were dealt a blow two weeks ago when it emerged number 10 Jono Lance faced up to four months on the sidelines with a back problem.

Solomons said the club would be ready to “take action” if necessary but acknowledged there was a chance Weir could be released back to Warriors.

“Prior to the November internationals we were notified that Duncan would be part of the squad,” Solomons said.

“It’s no different to Nick Schonert and Ted Hill being part of the England squad and then each week a decision is made whether they are going to play, be part of the 25 or released.

“Duncan is in the same position as Josh (Adams), Nick, Ted and Ben (Te’o).

“We are aware of the situation and are monitoring what is happening.

“If we feel it appropriate to take action then we will.

“We have got to keep an open mind with it.

“At the moment Duncan is not playing for Scotland.

“There are two weeks to go when the autumn internationals are on after this weekend and by the end of November it has ended.

“I think the prudent thing to do is what we are doing which is monitoring the situation and seeing what happens.

“Duncan was not selected for Scotland’s first match against Wales so we will see what the selection is for this match and then we will take it from there."

Asked whether he had started looking for a fly-half to potentially fill Weir’s boot, Solomons added: “We are reasonably well prepared for any eventuality.

“We are aware of the situation in its entirety, we will monitor it and will take appropriate action where we deem necessary.”

Solomons also insisted Jamie Shillcock was a “quality” number 10 while noted utility back Scott van Breda and centre Ryan Mills, who is expected to return to full training next week from an ankle issue, have got experience of pulling on that shirt.

Van Breda looks set to start at fly-half when Warriors visit Saracens in the Premiership Cup on Sunday (3pm).

“That’s quite possible,” said Solomons said.

“He played fly-half at Western Province in the Vodacom Cup so he has got experience of playing in that position.

“From my own personal experience of him he played 13, 11, 14 or 15 but he has played at 12 and 10.

“He is a big boy, a good kicker, has got a good head on his shoulders, has got very good ball skills and is brave.”