HOMEGROWN hero Jonny Arr wants to run out at Sixways for a final time to wave goodbye to Worcester Warriors’ fans.

The Worcester-born scrum-half will end his 23-year association with the club when he departs at the conclusion of this season.

Arr is set to be named in the Worcester Cavaliers side to tackle Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park in the Premiership Shield on Monday (4pm).

But the 30-year-old whose last first-team appearance came in the Premiership Cup semi-final defeat to Saracens in February hopes this will not be his final outing in blue and gold.

Warriors have got three Gallagher Premiership fixtures left, including home games against Gloucester next Sunday (3pm) and Saracens on Saturday, May 18.

“I would certainly love to put the shirt on again and run out to a full Sixways crowd,” Arr said.

“But that’s not down to me.

“Solly (Alan Solomons, director of rugby) is there to pick the team and that will continue through to the end.

“It has been great to run out for the Cavaliers recently.

“I have really enjoyed playing with a really good group of young guys and we have got a game at Newcastle coming up.

“First and foremost I will look forward to that match and if I can play well enough to warrant a (first-team) spot between then and the end of the year then that would be great as well.”

On the prospect of running out at Sixways on the final day of the season against Sarries, Arr added: “That would be a special day.

“But all I can do is keep training hard and keep playing well when I get an opportunity.

“That may or may not materialise. We will just have to wait and see.”

Arr who has made 217 appearances for Warriors has experienced two relegations and two promotions since making his senior debut in 2007.

And with Warriors seven points clear of bottom club Newcastle the former Royal Grammar School Worcester pupil is confident he will leave with the club’s top-flight status intact.

“It would be great for the club if they can avoid the drop and I am certain that they will do,” Arr added.

“This season has shown more than ever how tough the Premiership is.

“There have been a whole host of teams in and around that bottom group but I am sure they have got enough in the tank to see them through and remain in the Premiership.”