ROBIN Walker today calls for Worcester Warriors to help rescue the city's football club - by using Sixways to bring it home.

Worcester's MP says the new artificial pitch being installed at the rugby club is a potential "game changer" for getting Worcester City back.

The Conservative politician, anxious about the club's ongoing exile, now wants fresh talks about considering the 12,000 capacity venue under a ground-share deal.

In May the Worcester News revealed how the city council's new Labour leadership had launched a cross-party working group to consider different options to Perdiswell.

Mr Walker says Sixways has all the ready-made facilities to offer a solution, especially given the fact the club and its trust is currently unable to afford to build the 4,100-capacity Perdiswell ground even if planning permission does get granted.

He said: "The great advantage of Sixways is that the parking is there, the facilities are there, everything you'd need is already there.

"What I'd like to see is that conversation happening - if a deal can be done with the rugby club I think it'd solve this problem and may well end up being the best option.

"Now they've got an all-weather pitch you would hope this can be looked at positively - I want to see the club come home."

Worcester Warriors has not ruled anything out but its chief executive, Jim O'Toole stressed that the club is not seeking to get involved.

He said: "It's a highly sensitive situation, and a politically sensitive situation too.

"We are friends with anyone and we will talk to anyone, but let them sort it."

Labour Councillor Adrian Gregson, the city council's leader, said: "Robin isn't the first person to think Sixways is a good idea, so let's not get carried away that this is a light bulb moment.

"The working party is currently reviewing potential sites, but that is subject to confidentiality - we've got another meeting planned next week."

Worcester City has been exiled since 2013 after leaving St George's Lane, and will play home matches at Bromsgrove from August.

The application for a new 4,100-capacity ground on Perdiswell Park, submitted in April 2014, has been bogged in difficulties and has attracted around 1,400 public comments, with more than 1,000 of them in support.

The club's supporters trust is still backing the Perdiswell bid, saying it wants that to be treated "as the priority" before other alternatives are looked at seriously - but is committed to the working party.

There have been some suggestions the Perdiswell proposal could go to the planning committee within the next two months.