Scotland boss Andy Robinson was given a welcome boost after Glasgow included fly-half Ruaridh Jackson on the bench for their 1872 clash with Edinburgh.
Jackson has been out of action since dislocating his shoulder in the Warriors opening match of the season against Munster.
Despite their success in the autumn internationals against Fiji and Australia, Scotland’s backline failed to fire on all cylinders and Jackson is seen as a more attacking option to rivals Dan Parks and Phil Godman.
The 21-year-old impressed Robinson with his performances for Scotland A in the IRB Nations Cup triumph last year and has already turned out for Scottish Premier One side Ayr in a bid to regain his fitness in time for the RBS Six Nations.
Equally relieved to have Jackson back in the fold was Glasgow coach Sean Lineen.
“It’s great to see Ruaridh back,” Lineen said. “He’s a quality player. Dan (Parks) is going really well right now so Ruaridh will be looking to pick up where he left off having scored such a crucial try against Munster at the start of the season.”