ACADEMY youngster Christian Scotland-Williamson admits he is excited about building a future at Warriors.
The giant lock is looking to forge a career for himself in the professional game after joining from Loughborough Students.
Scotland-Williamson has already announced himself on the Sixways scene with a try as a replacement against Leicester Tigers in the LV= Cup last November, and also featured at Sale Sharks in the same competition.
He also appeared as a second-half replacement, along with fellow former Loughborough prop Mike Daniels, in the 23-6 warm-up victory over Ospreys and is eager to push his way into director of rugby Dean Ryan’s plans.
He said: “My aim this season is to get a lot of time playing in the first team. I want to try to cement a place within the squad and earn another contract.
“It feels great to play at Sixways. It’s a fantastic stadium, there are a lot of great people and I’m really excited about building a future here.
“It’s different coming from Loughborough to being full-time. It’s a lot harder and you have to be constantly on the ball.
“But I feel like it’s going well. I’m making the transition physically and I feel like I’m in a much better shape.”
Scotland-Williamson continued: “Pre-season has been tough and certainly something I’ve had to get used to.
“The training camp in Portugal was probably the biggest test I’ve had so far as it was just my second week here but we’ve all come out of it in a lot better shape and the run-out against Ospreys was really a testament to that.
“There’s a lot of good team chemistry already. The boys are all good friends off the field and it showed on the pitch last week.”
Warriors visit Sale for their second friendly encounter today (2pm) and the lock is hoping to get more time on the pitch ahead of the Greene King IPA Championship opener at Bristol next month.
He said: “I played against Sale in the LV= Cup last season so I would love to play them again as I feel like I’ve got a point to prove and I want to see if I can step up.”