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Kellock keen to return

Guinness PRO12 Editor

21 Sep 2010


Glasgow Warriors skipper Alastair Kellock is looking no further than battling his way back into his club side when he returns to action in November.

Kellock made history in the summer when he led Scotland to their first overseas Test series victory in Argentina, but the second row powerhouse has put any thoughts of international rugby very firmly to the back of his mind as he continues his rehabilitation after knee surgery.

Both he and the man from who he took over the Scottish captaincy, clubmate Chris Cusiter, have been helping out with video analysis of their team mates and their opponents, but both men can't wait to get back onto the pitch.

"All that's in my head in the rugby sense right now is getting that Glasgow jersey back on. The hardest thing about being out injured is watching the team play without you, and especially when you lose, so it was very tough on Friday night to be at Firhill and watching that game go from us,” Kellock told the Scotsman.

"Myself and Chris Cusiter are going through video analysis we have on Munster to begin the preparations for the game this Friday night and we're desperate to do whatever we can to help the guys get back to winning ways.

”I've been asked countless times whether I'll be back for Scotland in the autumn, and after being captain of the team in Argentina, where we created some great memories last time out, of course I'm desperate for that to happen.

"At the moment it's hard to say. The medics have said that if I keep going as I am now and we have no hiccups then I could be back in full training by the end of October, but then I have to prove my fitness and show form, because no-one can walk into a Scotland team.”