Phil Godman admits the run he enjoyed in the Scotland side this month has been a tremendous boost to his confidence.
The Edinburgh fly-half started all three autumn Tests and now looks like being Frank Hadden's playmaker for the RBS 6 Nations in 2009.
It was a long way from 15 months ago, when the former Newcastle stand-off wasn't even in the squad for the World Cup, never mind the team.
But he has forced his way past Dan Parks as well as Gordon Ross and Chris Paterson, who now looks to be considered an option in the back three, rather than in the No. 10 shirt.
Godman formed a good Test partnership with his club-mate Mike Blair at half-back and is now looking forward to more caps.
He told RBS6Nations.com: "I've really enjoyed the matches and it's been good to have an extended run in the side.
"Starting the games has given me the confidence to play my own game and although it's obviously a higher level than playing for Edinburgh I feel I've done OK."