WORCESTER Warriors will wait to see whether a handful of players will be fit enough for this weekend's Gallagher Premiership clash with Newcastle Falcons (Saturday, 3pm kick-off).

Winger Harri Doel and centre Ollie Lawrence, as well as Matt Kvesic and second-row Andrew Kitchener, suffered knocks in the defeat to Leicester Tigers at Sixways last Saturday and will all be assessed on Thursday ahead of the trip North to face 11th placed Falcons.

Lawrence suffered a dead-leg earlier in the game but played through it, before cramp late in the second half forced him off and Doel was also hit with cramp in both calves. Kitchener took a bang to the throat and is a doubt, says head coach Jonathan Thomas.

"There are four guys who we have to assess on Thursday," he said.

"Lawrence took a dead leg and then got cramp so that's what he's dealing with. Kvesic is another and also young Harri (Doel), who struggled with cramp in both calves.

"Young Kitch took a bang to his throat so he is a doubt for the weekend. We are at that stage where we have a few bumps and bruises but we are confident those guys will be ok."

Thomas also offered an update on both Nick Schonert and Melani Nanai, who could be involved this weekend.

"Melani is going through his return to play protocols, he will be another one we make a decision on this weekend and we are hopeful Sharky (Nick Schonert) is going to be ok for Saturday."