Glasgow Must Remain Focussed

Glasgow recorded their first away win against a French club in European competition when they beat Montpellier by 30-11 at Carcassonne on Saturday evening. But that result has not induced any feeling of complacency in the Glasgow ranks before the second-leg match at Hughenden on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm).Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, recognised that Montpellier may not have been at their best on Saturday. "It is important we ensure we remain focussed to qualify for the second round," he pointed out today. "We recognise that Montpellier have the ability to play in the French first division - and to win well." Montpellier's record in the French championship this season includes victory against Toulouse, the current Heineken Cup holders."It was only half a job done," the coach commented in looking at Glasgow's first-leg victory in the perspective of the return match.However, he complimented his squad on becoming only the second Scottish team to win a European match in France. "It was a very committed performance," he remarked. "It set a standard that we have to maintain and develop. We have to look to build on victory to progress through the competition."With the Challenge Cup being a knock-out competition, the home-and-away ties are decided on points aggregate over the two games. Glasgow's victory in Carcassonne gives them the advantage of a 19-point lead over Montpellier going into Friday's return match.If Glasgow win through against Montpellier they will almost certainly meet Saracens in the second round, with the first leg at Watford on the weekend of 9/11 January and the return match at Hughenden on Friday 16 January. Saracens won their opening match against Roma by 43-15 in Rome last weekend.Glasgow recorded their first away win against a French club in European competition when they beat Montpellier by 30-11 at Carcassonne on Saturday evening. But that result has not induced any feeling of complacency in the Glasgow ranks before the second-leg match at Hughenden on Friday (kick-off 7.30pm).Hugh Campbell, Glasgow's head coach, recognised that Montpellier may not have been at their best on Saturday. "It is important we ensure we remain focussed to qualify for the second round," he pointed out today. "We recognise that Montpellier have the ability to play in the French first division - and to win well." Montpellier's record in the French championship this season includes victory against Toulouse, the current Heineken Cup holders."It was only half a job done," the coach commented in looking at Glasgow's first-leg victory in the perspective of the return match.However, he complimented his squad on becoming only the second Scottish team to win a European match in France. "It was a very committed performance," he remarked. "It set a standard that we have to maintain and develop. We have to look to build on victory to progress through the competition."With the Challenge Cup being a knock-out competition, the home-and-away ties are decided on points aggregate over the two games. Glasgow's victory in Carcassonne gives them the advantage of a 19-point lead over Montpellier going into Friday's return match.If Glasgow win through against Montpellier they will almost certainly meet Saracens in the second round, with the first leg at Watford on the weekend of 9/11 January and the return match at Hughenden on Friday 16 January. Saracens won their opening match against Roma by 43-15 in Rome last weekend.