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Glasgow welcome trio back from injury for Ospreys clash

Published 24/11/2016

Chris Fusaro is back in action for Glasgow
Chris Fusaro is back in action for Glasgow

Glasgow have Chris Fusaro, Josh Strauss and Ryan Grant back from injury for their Guinness PRO12 clash with Ospreys.

Openside flanker Fusaro will start at Scotstoun on Friday night in his first appearance since April, after overcoming knee problems.

Prop Grant is back in the squad for the first time since the opening day of the season following a back injury and will start on the bench.

Number eight Strauss has been released from the Scotland camp after failing to make an appearance in the November Tests because of a calf problem. Strauss will captain the side and is joined by fellow Scotland internationals Tim Swinson and Gordon Reid.

Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said: "Welcoming Chris Fusaro and Ryan Grant back after injury is a real boost. They have both worked very hard to get back to full fitness and their inclusion will lift the side for what is going to be a huge challenge against Ospreys."

D'Arcy Rae and Grayson Hart make their first starts of the season while Stirling County prop Adam Nicol is looking to make his PRO12 debut off the bench.

BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy players George Horne and Patrick Kelly could also make their debuts while Junior Bulumakau has been called up from Glasgow Hawks duty to take his place among the replacements.

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