Edinburgh’s Greig Laidlaw, who was called up to the Scotland squad earlier this week has expressed his frustration at limited game time behind Mike Blair.
The 25-year-old is making only his second Magners League start of the season against Ulster at Murrayfield this evening and knows he needs game time in order to stake his claim for Scotland honours this autumn.
"It has been frustrating coming on the back of a good year and I have not had as much game time as I would have liked,” said Laidlaw.
"Hopefully I can change that.
"If there is any chance of me playing in the Autumn Tests I need to be playing for Edinburgh in the next couple of weeks. That is the goal I'm focusing on.
”I’m not stupid, I know Mike is a quality player and it’s not easy for the coaches.
”For me, it's about taking the chance and doing everything I can to help us beat Ulster, and keep the jersey.”