Chris Paterson is delighted at the prospect of working with Edinburgh's new head coach Rob Moffat and thanked him for helping to shape his record-breaking career.
Moffat was installed as head coach on Thursday and 31-year-old Paterson – Scotland’s record points scorer and cap holder – welcomed the news and believes the right man was appointed.
Paterson said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the news and really happy for him.
“He has contributed so much to my career and a lot of other players’ careers, so it is great to see him getting rewarded with the head coach job.
“I’m really looking forward to working for him, so are the rest of the squad as we look to build on last season’s achievements and move forward.”
Despite being a seasoned professional and the nation's most capped player, Paterson believes he improved last season while working with Moffat in his previous role as backs coach.
He added: “I felt I developed last year working with Rob. He has so much enthusiasm for the game and knowledge picked up over the years; you can't help but learn from working with him.
“He is so interested in working with players. He is always available for extra training sessions and helping players work on specific areas of their game.
“He is always out on the training pitch and looking at player's games individually.
“After every game, we have on-one-one debriefs and he has been at the forefront of that.
“My game developed last season and the team improved. Our attack towards the end of the season was really quite impressive.
“We are looking forward to working really hard for him this year and carrying on where we left off; winning games and making progress.”
Paterson will be back in action for Moffat's first game in charge of Edinburgh - the pre-season friendly against Harlequins at Myreside on August 22.