Andy Robinson has encouraged Glasgow startlet Ruaridh Jackson to make a renewed bid for full Scotland honours on his return from injury.
The Scotland head coach has been keeping close tabs on domestic and foreign-based stars as he ponders his first squad for the autumn internationals against Fiji, Australia and Argentina.
Robinson hinted that Jackson, the 21-year-old fly-half, would have played a part in the November Tests had he not been ruled out for up to three months with a shoulder injury.
"It's unfortunate he's not fit with the lack of depth in our 10 position," said Robinson, the former England and Edinburgh coach.
"Obviously with the talent Ruaridh has, he's certainly one for the future and we wish him a speedy recovery.
"No doubt in a few months’ time, when he's back playing and playing well for Glasgow, he'll be in consideration for the squad."
Stade Francais forward Simon Taylor asked not to be selected for last month's Scotland training camp before suffering a broken foot that is expected to keep him out for another two months.
Robinson also declined to confirm whether Mike Blair would retain the captaincy, despite appointing the scrum-half his skipper while at Edinburgh last season.
Blair has yet to start a game this term after being rested following the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
But that has not stopped Edinburgh making a 100% start to the Magners League under Robinson's replacement, Rob Moffat.
Their form has come as no surprise to his predecessor, who led them to second place last season.
"I'm not surprised at all, they have some quality players there," Robinson said.
"They have the ability to win any game that they play, similar to Glasgow.
"It's about delivery, though, and they'll be under a bit of pressure over the next couple of weeks to maintain their performances."