Gordon Simpson Misses Montferrand Match

Gordon Simpson will miss Glasgow's crucial Heineken Cup match against Montferrand on Sunday at parc des sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand. The Scotland forward has not recovered from the ankle-ligament injury early in the second half of the Heineken match in which Glasgow beat Northampton by 31-27 at Firhill on Friday.Simpson's fellow Scotland cap, Alan Bulloch, also will miss the trip to France because of an ankle injury. However, another of Glasgow's international players, Jon Steel, has rejoined the group after a shoulder injury.To qualify for the Heineken quarter-finals as pool winners, Glasgow need to beat Montferrand and hope that Cardiff lose at Northampton on Saturday. It is also technically possible for Glasgow to go through to the last eight as one of the two best-placed pool runners-up.Sunday's match will kick off at 3.00pm French time (2.00pm GMT).Gordon Simpson will miss Glasgow's crucial Heineken Cup match against Montferrand on Sunday at parc des sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand. The Scotland forward has not recovered from the ankle-ligament injury early in the second half of the Heineken match in which Glasgow beat Northampton by 31-27 at Firhill on Friday.Simpson's fellow Scotland cap, Alan Bulloch, also will miss the trip to France because of an ankle injury. However, another of Glasgow's international players, Jon Steel, has rejoined the group after a shoulder injury.To qualify for the Heineken quarter-finals as pool winners, Glasgow need to beat Montferrand and hope that Cardiff lose at Northampton on Saturday. It is also technically possible for Glasgow to go through to the last eight as one of the two best-placed pool runners-up.Sunday's match will kick off at 3.00pm French time (2.00pm GMT).