Macfadyen Returns After Five Months" Absence

Donnie Macfadyen has been recalled to the Glasgow team after nearly five months" absence because of injury. Glasgow have listed him in his accustomed role as open-side flanker for the Virgin Trains Cup match against Edinburgh at Myreside tomorrow evening.It will be Macfadyen's first game since Glasgow's Heineken Cup tie against Montferrand in late September. A groin injury kept him out of rugby after that, and he had to have an operation in December to repair the damage.'donnie's been working really hard," Richie Dixon, Glasgow's head coach, said today. "He's been taking part in the hurly-burly with the squad.'two other forwards, Jason White and Gordon Bulloch, also return for Glasgow. So does Michael Bartlett, who resumes on the right wing after six weeks" absence because of a thigh injury. White and Bulloch were rested from Glasgow's team for the Welsh/Scottish League match at Pontypridd a fortnight ago in preparation for Scotland's international against Italy last weekend.Three Scotland caps - Jon Steel, Roland Reid, and Gordon Simpson - could not be considered for the Myreside match because of injuries. Nor could three props - Cameron Blades, Lee Harrison, and Euan Murray. In the absence of that latter threesome, Ben Prescott, the Aberdeen Grammar School FP prop, has been enlisted for the replacements" bench.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Glenn Metcalfe14 Michael Bartlett13 James McLaren12 Andrew Henderson11 Rory Kerr10 Tommy Hayes9 Andy Nicol (captain)1 David Hilton2 Gordon Bulloch3 Gordon McIlwham4 Steve Griffiths5 Nathan Ross6 Jason White7 Donnie Macfadyen8 Jon PetrieSubstitutes:16 Dougie Hall17 Ben Prescott18 Andy Hall19 Gareth Flockhart20 Graeme Beveridge21 Graeme Kiddie22 Alan BullochDonnie Macfadyen has been recalled to the Glasgow team after nearly five months" absence because of injury. Glasgow have listed him in his accustomed role as open-side flanker for the Virgin Trains Cup match against Edinburgh at Myreside tomorrow evening.It will be Macfadyen's first game since Glasgow's Heineken Cup tie against Montferrand in late September. A groin injury kept him out of rugby after that, and he had to have an operation in December to repair the damage.'donnie's been working really hard," Richie Dixon, Glasgow's head coach, said today. "He's been taking part in the hurly-burly with the squad.'two other forwards, Jason White and Gordon Bulloch, also return for Glasgow. So does Michael Bartlett, who resumes on the right wing after six weeks" absence because of a thigh injury. White and Bulloch were rested from Glasgow's team for the Welsh/Scottish League match at Pontypridd a fortnight ago in preparation for Scotland's international against Italy last weekend.Three Scotland caps - Jon Steel, Roland Reid, and Gordon Simpson - could not be considered for the Myreside match because of injuries. Nor could three props - Cameron Blades, Lee Harrison, and Euan Murray. In the absence of that latter threesome, Ben Prescott, the Aberdeen Grammar School FP prop, has been enlisted for the replacements" bench.Tomorrow's match will kick off at 7.30pm. Glasgow's team:15 Glenn Metcalfe14 Michael Bartlett13 James McLaren12 Andrew Henderson11 Rory Kerr10 Tommy Hayes9 Andy Nicol (captain)1 David Hilton2 Gordon Bulloch3 Gordon McIlwham4 Steve Griffiths5 Nathan Ross6 Jason White7 Donnie Macfadyen8 Jon PetrieSubstitutes:16 Dougie Hall17 Ben Prescott18 Andy Hall19 Gareth Flockhart20 Graeme Beveridge21 Graeme Kiddie22 Alan Bulloch