Wales winger Shane Williams is in line to start the Ospreys' LV= Cup match against the Dragons in a desperate bid to prove his fitness to Warren Gatland.
With the crucial RBS 6 Nations clash against England fast approaching, the 32-year-old is eager to get game time under his belt after tearing his hamstring during the autumn internationals.
While the Ospreys would normally rest their big guns for Anglo-Welsh Cup matches, assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys said they are open to including Williams in their match-day 22.
“If they (the Wales management) deem his game time is not sufficient then we might get him back involved," said Ospreys assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys.
Youngsters Kristian Phillips and Tom Prydie will provide competition to Williams’ spot on the wing after being named in Gatland’s 35-strong squad.
And although Williams is happy to see the next generation coming through, he maintains he won’t step aside without a fight.
“I’m really proud of them,” he said. “They are massive talents for the future and I hope they do get a chance in the Six Nations but hopefully they won’t take my place just yet.
“I’ve been out for six weeks and it’s been difficult. It does not matter how fit you are, you need to get match fitness under your belt.”