WORCESTER Warriors' winger Tom Howe says inside centre and good friend Oli Morris has a "bright future ahead of him" after the academy star impressed again in the Bristol defeat on Saturday.

Just as Howe has been a stand-out performer for Worcester to start the season, Morris has been gaining rave reviews by supporters.

The academy centre made his Premiership debut against London Irish in the opening game of the season after impressing in the pre-season friendly against Northampton Saints and started again on Saturday as Warriors lost at Ashton Gate.

"Not only is a good mate of mine but it's great to see him out on the pitch," Howe said.

"He's a fantastic player as you've now all seen and he's still in the academy, somehow.

"He has a great future ahead of him, he is a great defender and it's so easy to play outside him.

"But he is also a real threat with ball in hand too."

The pair were involved in the decisive moment at the weekend when Morris' huge hit on Bristol's Siale Piutau dislodged the ball and Howe gathered and ran under the posts for what would have been a crucial score in the 65th minute.

The referee decided it went forward off Morris' arm and the try was disallowed after a lengthy TMO intervention.

But in his post-match interview, Howe suggested the right decision was made.

“You see them quite a lot,” he said.

“Where the tackler makes a tackle and it comes off his arm so that is a knock-on at the end of the day.

“If it was given for us I definitely think it would have been a momentum swing and maybe we could have hung on but unfortunately for us it didn’t pan out that way.”

The 25-year old winger admitted that you need a bit of good fortune when playing away at top sides like Bristol and thinks had the disallowed try been awarded, the result could have been different.

"At Ashton Gate you need those kind of decisions to go your way,” he added.

"They are a top outfit and we definitely need to get better at finishing.

“A few of our coaches came from Bristol last year so we we really wanted to beat them and if we got that decision it could have been different.”

Despite their misfortune, Howe still thinks Worcester were their own worst enemies at times.

"I think it comes down to discipline and being patient,” he said.

“We need to get our split between the backs and forwards in getting the ball into the 22 rather than just letting the forwards have a go

“I think we need to be more balanced with the backs.”

Worcester will host Bath next weekend in front of 2,000 fans after it was confirmed that the club could welcome supporters back into stadiums.

We are striving to get better and hopefully we can do that in front of the fans next week against Bath.” said Howe.

“We are lucky to be in tier 2 so we can have fans back and we can’t wait to have them back.”