London Scottish have boosted their attacking options with promising Glasgow Warriors midfield back Connor Braid joining on a month-long loan deal.
The 24-year-old Canadian international goes straight into the squad for the match against Plymouth Albion on Sunday as Scottish return to action at the Richmond Athletic Ground.
Director of Rugby Mike Friday is delighted with the new signing: “We at London Scottish are extremely excited that Connor Braid has joined us on loan from Glasgow Warriors. I have been impressed with his work ethic, attitude and skills having watched him the last few seasons on the 7's circuit and he has certainly translated those attributes in to the XV's game with strong performances for Canada across a number of position in their back line.”
He continued: “Connor has already fitted in well with the London Scottish squad and trained well these last couple of days. We are all looking forward to him making his debut this Sunday against Plymouth, where he will be able to assert his physicality and personality on the game with ball in hand and defensively.”
Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Gregor Townsend sees Scottish as an ideal location for Braid: “We feel this is a great opportunity for Connor to get some more game time and it's good to help London Scottish out.”
Scottish have made a number of changes following the defeat to Bristol. Lee Millar, Dan Newton and Jamie Stevenson return to the back-line with James Hallam, Adam Kwasnicki, Ben Prescott, James Phillips, Adam Preocanin and Championship Player of the Month nominee Mark Bright all starting.
London Scottish squad to play Plymouth Albion on Sunday 5th October, 3.15pm kick off.
15 Peter Lydon, 14 Matt Williams, 13 Lee Millar, 12 PJ Gidlow, 11 Miles Mantella, 10 Dan Newton, 9 Jamie Stevenson, 1 James Hallam, 2 Adam Kwasnicki, 3 Ben Prescott, 4 James Phillips, 5 Adam Preocanin, 6 Neil Best, 7 Chris Walker, 8 Mark Bright.
Replacements: 16 Mark Lilley, 17 Dave Cherry, 18 Stewart Maguire, 19 Tai Tuisamoa, 20 Gregor Gillanders, 21 Matt Heeks, 22 Connor Braid.