Blair Excited About Pittodrie Return

Scotland captain Mike Blair admits he is excited about the forthcoming Bank of Scotland Corporate Autumn Test against Canada on Saturday (22 November, kick off 2.45pm) at Pittodrie after recalling the warm welcome he received there three years ago.

Scotland captain Mike Blair admits he is excited about the forthcoming Bank of Scotland Corporate Autumn Test against Canada on Saturday (22 November, kick off 2.45pm) at Pittodrie after recalling the warm welcome he received there three years ago.

Scrum half Blair, 27, remembers the reception the players received during Scotland's first ever win over the Barbarians which was staged in Aberdeen in 2005.

As a result, he says he is expecting to experience a similar atmosphere at Pittodrie at the weekend - something he is really looking forward to.

Blair said: "I remember it being a very welcoming crowd in 2005 and the supporters got behind us from the start.

I understand ticket sales have gone really well and hopefully we'll play in front of a full stadium against Canada on Saturday."

Ticket sales for the Bank of Scotland Corporate Autumn Test have already reached the 16,500 mark, but there are still tickets available for the match.

Tickets for Scotland's trip to Pittodrie on Saturday are on sale now priced £15, £20 and £30 for adults and £7.50, £10 and £15 for under-18s.

They are available from the Scottish Rugby website (www.scottishrugby.org ); from the 24 hour credit card hotline 0131 346 5100; and, in person at the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre, Murrayfield Stadium, which is open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

You can also buy through the Aberdeen FC Ticket Centre at Pittodrie, open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Please note a booking fee applies to all transactions and there are no tickets on sale on match day.

Supporters attending the match are reminded that the Park and Ride, Calder Park, south of Aberdeen will be open and running shuttle buses on Saturday.

Given roadworks taking place on the A90 both before and after Dundee, supporters driving from the south should allow themselves extra time while travelling to Pittodrie.