David Blair is relishing his return to action with Edinburgh after a nine-month absence and is determined to keep Scotland international Phil Godman on the sidelines.
The fly-half made yet another stride into his comeback from a shoulder injury when he filled in for Godman with a man-of-the-match performance against the Scarlets last weekend, scoring a drop goal and creating Craig Hamilton’s decisive try.
And the 24-year-old is keen to retain his place in the side for the Heineken Cup trip to Bath this weekend, but knows he faces a tough task in keeping Scotland stand-off Godman out of the side.
Blair said: “It was my first start for nine months and what had helped me over the past month or so was playing a couple of games for Gael Force and playing for Currie and the Barbarians as well.
“For the first time since I probably joined Edinburgh I’ve played five or six full games in a row. So although I felt I made a few mistakes in the game I felt I went into the game feeling less rusty than I would have done.
“It was about getting a feel for it and, as the game went on, I started feeling more match fit.
“I’ve had a few injuries this year which have stopped me from training and playing. So I’m starting to get going this season. It would be nice to be involved in the next few games, but I know that Phil (Godman) is a great player and that it will be a challenge.”