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Horne hoping to impress at training camp

Peter Horne could provide a creative solution for Scotland's midfield.

The 23-year-old Glasgow Warriors centre has been called into Andy Robinson's training squad ahead of the November 11 EMC Test with New Zealand.

"I'll be striving to put my hand up for selection," said Horne. "Hopefully I'll have a good training camp and leave the rest to the coaches. If they see fit I'll jump at the chance."

He added: "Matt Scott's another fantastic player. He's got a great ability to pass the ball and a lot of creative talent, it will be cool to go up against him. It will be a good camp to test myself."

The training camp of which Horne speaks takes place in St Andrews next week, when the Scotland squad will come together for the first time in more than four months since the June wins over Australia, Fiji and Samoa, which restored a sense of belief.

Scott started at inside centre in the southern hemisphere after direct-running duo Graeme Morrison and Sean Lamont occupied the jersey during the RBS 6 Nations.

Scott's form has wavered of late as Edinburgh have struggled, and while the Warriors have not been doing much better, Horne has impressed Robinson.

Looking ahead to Scotland's fixture with the world champions, Horne said: "They're the best in the world, so there's no better feeling than to test yourself against the best in the world.

"It will certainly be a fantastic occasion. They'll be coming over here on the back of a great run. There are some amazing players in there like Dan Carter, he's one of the best in the world, if not the best."

Another new cap in the squad is Edinburgh second row Grant Gilchrist, who told Scotland's official website: "Playing for Scotland's been my dream since I was a little boy. Any game would be brilliant, but to play against the world champions at home would be absolutely amazing."


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