Lineen itching to let Jackson loose

Guinness PRO12 Editor

9 Feb 2012



Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen is relishing the chance to let Ruaridh Jackson loose with the Scotland fly-half set to make his return to RaboDirect PRO12 action at Firhill on Friday.

Jackson, 23, has been hampered by injuries since suffering a hamstring injury at the World Cup but he has recovered from the latest – an upper-leg problem – and is starting at fly-half for Thursday’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash against the Warriors.

Lineen will also welcome a number of players who are not in Andy Robinson’s match-day squad for Scotland’s Six Nations match with Wales – but it’s Jackson who he’s most looking forward to seeing in action.

“It’s great to have Ruaridh back in the mix,” said Lineen.

“He’s had a frustrating time of it since the World Cup, not being able to get up a head of steam or a run of games because of injury.

“But he’s had a month away from the field since the last Scarlets game and he’s raring to go. I’m really looking forward to seeing him back out there for us.

“We’ve been speaking to the Scotland coaches all week in terms of players that might be available to us, and we’ve got a good idea of where we’re going selection-wise ahead of confirming our team.”