CALEB Montgomery yesterday committed to the Warriors till the end of the 2021/22 season after signing a contract to extend his stay at Sixways.

Montgomery was initially signed on a one-year deal but Warriors have been impressed with his performances since joining in the summer and have chosen to extend it further.

Worcester fans have high hopes about the 24-year-old Northern Irishman who began his senior playing career at Ulster where he featured heavily in their successful ‘A’ league side.

The talented flanker was a stand-out performer in Warriors' Premiership Cup fixtures against Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs in September but then suffered a wrist injury that saw him miss out on three months of action.

The abrasive flanker is in a similar mould to Ted Hill ­— a big ball carrier who enjoys the physicality of the game in both defence and attack.

Montgomery channels his aggressive playing style into both aspects of his game, forcing players backwards in the tackle and also uses his power to break through tacklers when he gets his hands on the ball.

Adding to the fact he is 16 stone, he certainly takes some stopping.

Montgomery is one of those aggressive players who will always fight for every yard he makes and it'll need more than one defender to bring him down.

This ultimately provides a good platform for the team around him to attack from.

He possesses a fair bit of pace as well which makes him a real threat.

At 24 he still has things to learn but you can see he has a good knowledge of the game and does pick intelligent running lines.

Montgomery played sevens in the summer in the annual Gallagher Premiership pre-season tournament.

What this tells us is that he is very fit and mobile around the pitch and is also capable of making offloads to keep an attack going.

Warriors' fans will hope that Montgomery can kick on now and gain more experience in the first team but the feeling is he is more than capable of nailing down a starting position.