7 Jun, 15:39
"We're very excited to have Stephen on board. It's nice to have a current World Cup winner as part of the squad - the World Cup seemed to be made for him!" added McGeechan, who also has former Leicester Tiger Sam Vesty and youngsters Sam Heathcote and Paul Roberts competing for the No10 shirt.
"He's all registered and ready to go. We'll have a week to integrate him into the Club and how we want to play and we'll take it from there.
"Hopefully the younger players will benefit from Stephen being around as well but you need that experience in the key positions. If you've only got one player there, you're always vulnerable.
"You need that depth of experienced players and decision makers that you can move in and out. I don't want Stephen Donald to play 35 games a season, either. Good teams are able to mix and match a little bit in key positions and I would hope that we have the ability to do that."
Bath's last two Heineken Cup adventures have been disappointing affairs as slow starts derailed their chances of progression before the New Year.
McGeechan believes the standard of rugby is making reaching the quarter-final stages a more difficult task season by season but he feels the 1998 champions are on the right track this time around.
"You've got to keep raising the level. The tournament challenges you because of the quality of the teams you play.
"You've got to raise the bar and, generally, if you do well in Europe, it's because you've got players who will take responsibility and because you've got natural leaders throughout the team. Teams that win the competition have got that sort of structure.
"We've had a few changes here. We've been trying to evolve our game going back to about last Christmas in terms of how we train, how we look at games and how we want to be. That's still evolving. We're not there yet and we're not the finished article.
"If we can be really good with our core tactical work, then eventually we'll get a good variety of performance out of that. We're still working towards that goal and as a group we know that we've still got to keep pushing ourselves."