Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll believes returning winger Tommy Bowe is the man to breathe life into their lacklustre RBS 6 Nations campaign.
The 27-year-old has missed the opening two rounds with a knee problem but is back for the trip to Murrayfield to win his 40th cap.
Declan Kidney’s men have desperately missed Bowe, who has scored 16 international tries, in their last-gasp win over Italy and home defeat to France.
And O’Driscoll admits having the Ospreys star has given his much-maligned side a timely boost.
“Tommy has been great for us over the last couple of years and it’s great to have a guy of his experience coming back,” said O’Driscoll.
“Since becoming a regular in the team he’s scored a lot of important tries for us and has been involved in big moments.
“Sometimes you rely on that experience to produce on the big occasion and it’s great to have Tommy back on the pitch with us.”