Glasgow Rugby's new coach, Kiwi Searancke, confirmed Roland Reid's future as a wing threequarter yesterday.
Reid has twice been capped by Scotland at Full Back in November, first as a replacement against Tonga before being chosen for the international against Argentina. However due to back-row injuries, Reid played for Glasgow last season as a flanker and No.8 as well as a wing.
Glasgow who are in Pool 3 of the Heineken Cup along with Llanelli, Sale Sharks and Bourgoin, will start their European campaign against Llanelli on the weekend of 11/12/13 October. Unfortunately Reid's start to this season will be slightly delayed because of a groin operation.
Searancke meet the Scottish media for the first time yesterday and spoke of his new role as coach of Glasgow Rugby saying
"Im coming in with a clean sheet. I see that as an exciting challenge"
Searancke did not totally rule out a return to the back row for Reid in emergency.
"If we get to the situation where we're going to win the Heineken Cup, all rules are broken - it's self-preservation," Searancke pointed out.
Glasgow's first match under the new coach's direction will be a friendly against NEC Harlequins at Hughenden on Friday 9 August. Further warm-up matches follow on successive Fridays against Exeter Chiefs (also at Hughenden) and Ulster (at Ravenhill) before Glasgow's Celtic League campaign starts with a visit to Cardiff on Saturday 31 August.