Scott relishing Edinburgh return

21 February 2018 10:43:45 EST

Gloucester centre Matt Scott says he is looking forward to returning to his hometown after confirming he will join Edinburgh from next season.

The Scotland centre, who has 39 caps for his country, has had two years in the Aviva Premiership but was not offered fresh terms to stay at the club.

Having returned from a recent three-month absence due to an ankle injury, Scott had been training with the national side but missed out on the squad that will face England on Saturday at Murrayfield.

As Scott prepares to return to the Scottish capital, the 27-year-old says he is looking forward to re-joining some familiar faces at Edinburgh.

"I can't wait to get back playing with some of my best mates and pushing to win trophies," he said.

"I've had a great two years at Gloucester and believe I'm a far better player and person from my experiences."

Meanwhile Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has revealed his delight at getting a deal over the line for the talented centre.

He said: "We're delighted Matt will be joining the squad next season. He's a terrific player, who has a lot of experience both domestically and on the international stage.

"Matt has shown throughout his career that he's a dynamic ball carrier and his leadership abilities on and off the field will only help develop the strong culture that we're building here in Edinburgh."

Gloucester are 40/1 to win the Aviva Premiership Grand Final this season.

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