Harrison And Bartlett Fit For Glasgow Return

Two of Glasgow's recent injury victims, Lee Harrison and Michael Bartlett, are fit for consideration for selection for the Celtic League quarter-final against Connacht at the Galway Sports Ground on Saturday. Both players have been out of action for nearly two months.A knee injury has kept prop forward Harrison out of the Glasgow team since the Heineken Cup match at Northampton on 7 October. Wing threequarter Bartlett, who has had a deep thigh bruise, has not played since the Welsh/Scottish League match in which Glasgow beat Caerphilly at Hughenden on 12 October.On the debit side, however, Glasgow will be without three capped players for the visit to Galway - Glenn Metcalfe, Jon Petrie, and David Hilton. Metcalfe and Petrie were injured during Scotland's Autumn Test Series earlier this month whereas Hilton had a knee operation after Glasgow's Heineken Cup victory against Cardiff at Hughenden early last month.However, Metcalfe, who injured a knee in training before Scotland's international against Argentina, and Hilton could be back in the frame for selection whoever Glasgow's opponents are at the end of next week. If Glasgow beat Connacht they will have to travel again for a Celtic League semi-final against either Leinster or Newport. If the Galway result goes the wrong way for Glasgow their Welsh/Scottish League match against Cardiff will be played as scheduled at Hughenden on Friday 7 December.Petrie, who had a deep laceration on a knee during Scotland's match against Argentina, may be fit to return to rugby in late December. However, two other forwards, Cameron Blades and Donnie Macfadyen, have more long-term injuries. Blades, Glasgow's Australian Test prop, had a shoulder operation after the Caerphilly match last month whereas Macfadyen, the open-side flanker who has not played since the Heineken Cup draw against Montferrand in September, is to have surgery to repair a groin injury.Kick-off in the Connacht v Glasgow game on Saturday will be at 2.00pm. The match will be broadcast live on Scottish Television and British Eurosport.Two of Glasgow's recent injury victims, Lee Harrison and Michael Bartlett, are fit for consideration for selection for the Celtic League quarter-final against Connacht at the Galway Sports Ground on Saturday. Both players have been out of action for nearly two months.A knee injury has kept prop forward Harrison out of the Glasgow team since the Heineken Cup match at Northampton on 7 October. Wing threequarter Bartlett, who has had a deep thigh bruise, has not played since the Welsh/Scottish League match in which Glasgow beat Caerphilly at Hughenden on 12 October.On the debit side, however, Glasgow will be without three capped players for the visit to Galway - Glenn Metcalfe, Jon Petrie, and David Hilton. Metcalfe and Petrie were injured during Scotland's Autumn Test Series earlier this month whereas Hilton had a knee operation after Glasgow's Heineken Cup victory against Cardiff at Hughenden early last month.However, Metcalfe, who injured a knee in training before Scotland's international against Argentina, and Hilton could be back in the frame for selection whoever Glasgow's opponents are at the end of next week. If Glasgow beat Connacht they will have to travel again for a Celtic League semi-final against either Leinster or Newport. If the Galway result goes the wrong way for Glasgow their Welsh/Scottish League match against Cardiff will be played as scheduled at Hughenden on Friday 7 December.Petrie, who had a deep laceration on a knee during Scotland's match against Argentina, may be fit to return to rugby in late December. However, two other forwards, Cameron Blades and Donnie Macfadyen, have more long-term injuries. Blades, Glasgow's Australian Test prop, had a shoulder operation after the Caerphilly match last month whereas Macfadyen, the open-side flanker who has not played since the Heineken Cup draw against Montferrand in September, is to have surgery to repair a groin injury.Kick-off in the Connacht v Glasgow game on Saturday will be at 2.00pm. The match will be broadcast live on Scottish Television and British Eurosport.