Scotland hooker Dougie Hall is all set to make his debut for Glasgow in the Heineken Cup against Biarritz Olympique over the next two weeks.
The 27-year-old Hall switched back to Glasgow from Edinburgh in the summer, but then missed out on the Rugby World Cup through injury.
He tore the medial ligament in his left knee during a Scottish squad session in July and has not played since then.
But he is listed among the replacements for Glasgow's Magners League game in Connacht this weekend and coach Sean Lineen is hoping he will come into contention for a starting place in December.
"Dougie has worked hard to get back and has looked good in training. His return to fitness means competition intensifies for the hooker position where Fergus Thomson has been in fine form," said Lineen.
The 19-times capped Hall made 11 appearances for Glasgow during his previous stint at the club between 1999 and 2002, but didn't play in Europe. He went on to make 27 Heineken Cup appearances in Edinburgh colours.
"Picking up an injury as you move to a new club is not to be recommended - especially when it's already going to be a hard battle to win your place in the side. That's what I'm concentrating on just now."
Glasgow host Biarritz at the Firhill Arena on Sunday, 9 December, hoping to build on a promising start to their Pool 4 campaign that has seen they pick up six points to date. Biarritz will arrive unbeaten in two games, but without chief inspiration Dimitri Yachvilli, who is ruled out through injury.