Moseley head coach Ian Smith is confident the club have enough strength in depth to compensate for the loss of Terry Sigley and the prospect of some of their Gloucester contingent remaining at Kingsholm.

Sigley ended his second spell with Moseley last weekend when he joined Guinness Premiership giants Sale Sharks until the end of the campaign, with a view to remaining at Edgeley Park next season and beyond.

That combined with the fact that Jack Forster has started two of the last three games for Dean Ryan's team, centre Jack Adams has begun all three and Mark Foster, Jonathan Pendlebury, Ali James and Alasdair Dickinson are all on the fringes of the Cherry-and-Whites' first team, could have ramifications for Moseley.

With Forster doing reasonably well and Sigley back in the Premiership for the first time since leaving Gloucester last April, Moseley are likely to be without the two players who have started at tighthead in all but one of their league matches this term.

But Smith, who engineered the dual registration and loan arrangement between his clubs past and present, maintains he does not intend to bring in front-row players before this Friday's transfer deadline.

"We still have Ben Buxton and Alasdair Dickinson and we can recall Neil Bayliss on loan from Cheltenham if we need to. There are several permutations," Smith said.

"Jack's situation is a classic case of our agreement with Gloucester working well, as far as player development is concerned.

"There are two parties involved, we have done very well in our team development and it's clear to see we are learning things week by week.

"From Gloucester's point of view, these lads are playing a good standard of rugby and are able to slot back into their side without too much disruption.

"If Jack Adams or any other player had not been with us, what would they have been doing? Playing five or six games of A League rugby and getting stuffed by 50 points. Rugby's such a confidence game that there was no way they could have gone into the Gloucester side and played against Leicester."

Another benefit of the three-year deal is the fact that the dual-registered players are not bound by the deadline at the end of this month.

Pertemps Bees have been caught out in previous years with loan players unable to move between clubs at the end of the season, but Moseley know this rule will only apply to their loan players and not the body of about ten youngsters from which they can choose.

Smith also expressed his pleasure in Sigley's return to the top flight and left the door open for the 29-year-old to return to Billesley Common if things don't work out at Sale.

"He is a quality player who deserves his chance at the level he craves. He was fantastic for us, what he brings to a squad in terms of character and experience is fantastic. He was a pleasure to have around," he said.

"Not only is he a very positive chap, he is very bright rugby-wise; having been around clubs like Gloucester, Bath and Northampton, he'll bring something to any squad.

"As a youngster, he could have gone a long, long way. For whatever reason, that potential has never been completely fulfilled, Terry will know this is probably his last crack at it and will apply himself accordingly."

Smith, whose pack will train against Stourbridge this evening, reported a clean bill of health for Saturday's match with London Welsh, a match that could see Moseley move into the top half of the table if they win.

Meanwhile, Stour will wait for the results of yesterday's MRI scan before ascertaining the extent of the damage to Sam Robinson's knee.

The young fly half was carried off after less than a minute of Saturday's crucial National Two win over Westcombe Park after a freak collision with team-mate Mark Eastwood.

The inside centre was also stretchered from the field amid concerns that his injury could be career-threatening.