NEW signing Caleb Montgomery insists he is not willing to merely make up the numbers at Worcester Warriors as he bids to nail down a place in the back row.

The talented forward made his Ulster debut in a Pro14 clash against Leinster in January and has been a regular for their A team.

But with just one first-team appearance to his name Montgomery has decided to move to Warriors after signing a one-year contract.

Montgomery, who stands at 6ft 3in and weighs 16st 2lb, can play across the back row but sees blindside flanker as his preferred position.

The 23-year-old, who turns 24 on June 19, is set to face strong competition for a place but is desperate to prove himself in the Gallagher Premiership.

“I am not coming over to just be a number, I am coming over to do a job,” said Montgomery who has also had a spell in France with Narbonne.

“The likes of Sam Lewis and Ted Hill are great players that I have seen.

“It will be good competition and I am sure I will learn new things.”

On his favoured position, Montgomery said: “I prefer six in the back row.

“I like it because of the physicality, you are able to get on the ball and expected to carry hard.

“I would see myself as being a lineout option as well so I can get up and go for the ball.

“I like ball carrying and turnovers which is a big thing for me.

“I have just signed a one-year deal so I am coming over to prove myself.

“I can’t wait to get over, settle in and be ready to get stuck in.”

Montgomery admitted he had been keeping a close eye on results at Warriors who finished in 10th place courtesy of three wins in their last four matches.

And the Irishman said he was looking forward to linking up with former Ulster players Michael Heaney and Niall Annett.

“I was on the edge of my seat for the Gloucester game,” Montgomery said.

“That was a great win for the boys and they finished on a great note (to beat Saracens).

“I am only going to learn more being over there with coaches like (director of rugby) Alan Solomons and the players.

“They have got a good Ulster contingency in Worcester already.

“It is nice that there are a few (ex-Ulster) boys over there and I have heard nothing but good things from them about the club and the city.”

Warriors boss Solomons said he was also excited to see what Montgomery is made of when he arrives at Sixways on July 1.

“He is a young lad who I think has got some potential,” Solomons added.

“He is a very physical, aggressive player and I think that can add value to us.

“It will be an opportunity for him and an opportunity for us to view him.

“But everything that I have seen of him and heard about him has been really positive and I think that he is going to show what he can do next season.”