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Laidlaw eager for Scotland chance

Edinburgh scrum-half Greig Laidlaw knows 2011 could be a big year for him.

Laidlaw is set to play in Edinburgh's Magners League clash with Glasgow at Murrayfield on Sunday, despite Mike Blair being available again following an elbow injury, and he is eager to impress Scotland head coach Andy Robinson with the RBS 6 Nations beginning in France on February 5.

"It was frustrating for me at the beginning of this year - I wasn't getting too many games - but Mike's been injured so it's turned a corner for me now," he said. "I'll be looking to push on now into 2011 and hopefully get in the squad for the Six Nations."

Edinburgh have won five of their last six home games, including the behind-closed-doors Heineken Cup triumph over Castres on December 20.

And following their 30-18 defeat against Glasgow at Firhill last Monday, Laidlaw is looking for a response from the capital club on their home turf.

He added: "We need to be ourselves here back at Murrayfield. We like playing here and if we play the type of game Edinburgh like to play, I think we'll be absolutely fine.

"We'll pick the right game plan which will hopefully win us the game."


From Belfast Telegraph