Laidlaw to remain at fly-half
Greig Laidlaw is set to continue at fly-half as Edinburgh tackle rivals Glasgow Warriors in the RaboDirect Pro12 on Monday.
The Edinburgh captain, who can also play scrum-half, will once again team up with Mike Blair at half-back following a strong display in last Friday's 19-12 Heineken Cup defeat of Cardiff Blues - their sixth win from seven matches at Murrayfield.
Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley has made one change for the first of two 1872 Cup derby matches, with Ross Rennie called up to start at flanker in place of Roddy Grant, who drops to the bench.
Chris Paterson is set to line up at full-back after announcing his retirement from international rugby with Scotland.
Bradley is relishing taking on Sean Lineen's Glasgow, who are unbeaten in seven games and also provide the opposition on New Year's Day.
The Irishman said: "Glasgow have been going very well this year, their form in both competitions is excellent. They have a lot of confidence and have plenty of options in terms of selection.
"Their determination will be similar to ours, we certainly want to win our home match and if we can manage to do the double over Glasgow we'll be very happy."