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And Pyrgos is part of a Glasgow Warriors side that have made the PRO12 play-offs for the last two seasons in a row as well.
All of which has seen the scrum-half take on more of a leadership role that the No.9 is confident can help him make the step-up to the next level.
“As a young guy, speaking up is not always the easiest thing, but I’ve now been here for a few years and have played for Scotland so it’s part of the job and I’ve got to be vocal,” Pyrgos told the Herald.
“Every year I’ve got better and better and hopefully that will continue. I’ve been on the international stage a bit and I’m going into my fourth season here, so gradually I think I’ve become a bit more of a leader within the squad.
“Obviously, I’m a scrum-half as well, which is quite an influential position, so I’ve got to be vocal and get points across. I think I’ve definitely improved that area of my game.”
The competition for the No.9 jersey is as strong at Glasgow Warriors as at any club in Europe.
Fellow Scottish international Chris Cusiter has returned from injury while the Fijian wizard Nikola Matawalu is already a fan’s favourite at Scotstoun.
But Pyrgos welcomes the battle for places, insisting he would not have it any other way as he continues to improve as a player.
“It’s just the culture here. There’s so much competition but you’ve got to be training well and playing well to stay in the team,” he added.
“There are Scotland chances as well when the autumn comes round, so you have to be pushing yourself all the time to improve yourself and to improve the club.”