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Tommy Seymour refuses to speculate on potential British and Irish Lions call-up

Tommy Seymour insists he will not waste his time wondering about whether he is due a British and Irish Lions call-up.

The Glasgow and Scotland wing is in the form of his life, with eight tries in 11 club appearances this season.

That has led to calls for him to be included in the group Warren Gatland will take with him to New Zealand this summer.

But Seymour - who has signed a new two-year deal with Warriors - is refusing to put his name to the speculation.

"It's not going to come across my radar," said the 28-year-old. "With the greatest respect, it's for the media and everyone else to talk about now - it's not really for players to worry about.

"We're worrying about playing as well as we can week in, week out.

"I have zero control over anything bar what I can do on the pitch so I'll let everyone else talk and worry but it's certainly not something I'll allow to come in to my head, as it would be a waster of time and energy."

However, Seymour no longer has to worry about his club future after committing himself to the Scotstoun outfit until May 2019.

The announcement of the wideman's agreement was released at the same time as it was confirmed lock Tim Swinson has also agreed a new three-year contract and comes in the wake of the fresh deals handed to other senior figures like Stuart Hogg, Henry Pyrgos and Adam Ashe.

And Seymour reckons the club's commitment to the current stars ahead of new coach Dave Rennie's arrival in the summer was key to his decision to stay on.

"It's important when you're weighing up things, you want to see a club that is ambitious and wants to bring in talent but the main thing is keeping the guys who have made the club successful over the previous years," he said.

"It's as, or for me, more important to see the commitment from a club to keep the guys who have done so well for it in the past.

"Luckily for me I'm at a club who does that and fingers crossed we can get more of the guys signed up."

And Seymour admits he did not even need to speak to Rennie, who will replace Gregor Townsend once he takes over as Scotland head coach, to realise a bright future awaits Warriors.

"I didn't have to speak to Dave but I had indirect contact with him through the SRU. I hope Dave's happy I've signed on, maybe I should have spoke to him first," he joked.

"But the future does come into your thought process because you're signing up for a period of years. You have to have an idea of what those years will look like. But I'm keen to be part of it though after they sold the picture to me.

"Dave will have his own ideas and own thoughts on how things can be improved.

"But he will have been heavily involved in all the things that are going on right now, because he will want to have started that shaping process before he gets here.

"It's important for guys like Hoggy, Henry, Tim and myself who have signed up to know what the structures will be next year and how the squad will look like.

"I'm very content with everything that has been put in place."

Before that though, Glasgow have the not so insignificant matter of trying to reach the Champions Cup knock-out rounds for the first time.

Victory in their final two matches against Munster - who they host on Saturday - and Leicester will guarantee progression.

But Seymour knows his side will have to perform better than they did in their two defeats to Rassie Erasmus' Red Army this term if they are to avoid another European slip-up.

He said: "We've had some huge clashes with Munster over the years. We've played them in play-off games, finals and this year in Europe.

"Each of them have been massive in terms of their importance.

"They will be up for it, to put it lightly, but we are obviously vying for European qualification so fingers crossed we can right some wrongs from earlier this season."

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