Breakaway forward Ross Beattie has insisted he is on course to play in Scotland's RBS 6 Nations Championship opener in Paris after being injured in a collision with squad-mate Jason White.
Beattie needed a lengthy spell of treatment after being flattened by White while starring for Northampton in their Premiership defeat by Sale at Stockport.
Initially, the injury looked serious enough to make Beattie a significant doubt for the trip across the Channel and adding to their already critical back-row injury list.
But after taking part in limited portions of yesterday's training stint at Stirling, he said: ''I am not exactly 100 per cent - but I should be OK.''
Meanwhile, lock Scott Murray has urged the Scots to take a leaf out of Edinburgh's book when they go into action at Stade de France on Saturday.
Murray's most recent involvement with French rugby came last month when the capital men restored their European Cup pride with a runaway triumph over the Catalans at Murrayfield.
He declared: ''We went into that one with all guns blazing, right in about them, and that's exactly how we must approach this weekend.
''You can't afford to give French players any time on the ball or an inch of space or they will punish you mercilessly. Edinburgh's win a couple of weeks ago can certainly act as a confidence booster.''
He went on: ''I was also part of the Scotland team that won over there six years ago and I know what we have to do. We must take them on - go hard at them and be as passionate and proud as possible.''
Though frustrated at being forced to miss the autumn series with a knee injury, Murray is convinced he is back fitter and stronger.
He explained: ''I looked at myself and tried to fix up my physique. I put in a lot of extra work and I now have a greater appreciation of what is required to match players from other countries.
''The level of aggression will be so vital in Paris. You can learn all you like about line-out codes and back-moves - but if you don't have the aggression that is needed to play international rugby then the other stuff isn't much use to you.
''As a squad we have also kept our focus on playing simple but error-free rugby. Look at the All Blacks; their moves are never highly complicated, but they always seem to be going forward.
''At the end of the day, it is not a complicated game.''
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