Former Scotland captain David Sole hopes Chris Paterson is given a run at stand-off for Edinburgh next season - so he is able to fill the No 10 shirt for his country.
Paterson moved from Edinburgh to Gloucester last summer but after just one season is making the return journey having enjoyed mixed success south of the border.
The man from Gala has not been able to hold down a regular place in Gloucester’s side – and in his big chance in the European Cup he had a poor game against Munster.
His indifferent form led to him being named on the bench for Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations match against France.
Paterson came into the side due to injuries and the disappointing results which Frank Hadden’s side suffered – but Sole is delighted he is back in Scotland and is hopeful of seeing him slotting in at stand-off.
The 1990 Grand Slam winning captain said: “Paterson went to the West Country in the hope that he would find a regular starting place at fly-half.
“There was already tough competition for local boy Ryan Lamb and he found it hard to start matches in his favoured position.
“I hope Paterson is allowed to play fly-half consistently because it is there that he can make the greatest impact for Scotland – but needs game time.”