Glasgow Warriors fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is raring to go after returning to the club where he began his career.
The 29-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Scotstoun side, returning after three years plying his trade in England.
And as he prepares for the start of the new campaign, Jackson admitted he was itching to get back out onto the pitch at his old stomping ground.
“I’m excited about Friday nights at Scotstoun, that’s for sure”, said Jackson.
“They’re always great fun and the atmosphere is always buzzing under the lights, so it should be really good.
“It feels like home.
Quick lunch stop en route north. Thank you so much for all the messages, delighted to be heading home to @GlasgowWarriors
— Ruaridh Jackson (@ruaridh_jackson) August 8, 2017
“There’s a lot of new young faces, and some nice older faces that it’s been good to catch up with.
“I absolutely loved it down in England, with the new experiences of new grounds and competitions.
“It’s been really good fun, and I was lucky enough to have a good bit of success at Wasps in particular.
“It’s been an awesome experience, but I’m really excited about coming back here and getting stuck in again.”
Jackson isn’t the only new face at Scoutston this month. New head coach Dave Rennie arrived at the club this week and Jackson is one of many players hoping to make a big impression early on.
“Dave’s obviously come from good stock over in New Zealand with the Chiefs, and has been very successful with them.
“I imagine the guys will be eager to impress and find out just how he operates.”