Alan Solomons happy to nurture talent rather than expose it

11/10/14 GUINNESS PRO12'EDINBURGH v NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS (24-10)'BT MURRAYFIELD STADIUM - EDINBURGH'All smiles from Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons
11/10/14 GUINNESS PRO12'EDINBURGH v NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS (24-10)'BT MURRAYFIELD STADIUM - EDINBURGH'All smiles from Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons
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Edinburgh Rugby head coach Alan Solomons is delighted with the progress being made by the young Scots in his extended squad, but he does not want to stunt their progress by throwing them into first-team action too quickly.

Some supporters have been keen to see the likes of Chris Dean, Jamie Ritchie, Jake Kerr, Magnus Bradbury and Alex Glashan given some exposure at a higher level especially with injuries to a number of more senior players.

Ahead of tonight’s European match at Bordeaux-Bggles, Solomons said: “You have to consider the development of the players. It is important that you develop them correctly and you slot them into the team at the appropriate moments.

“My big concern will always be for the player – you have to do the right thing by the young player and bringing them into the top team has to be managed very carefully.

“Yes, we have thrown in Rory Sutherland pretty quickly this year, but that has been through circumstances and he has had Ross Ford alongside him in the front-row which makes a massive difference.

“The rest of them I want to continue to get game time with their clubs and in the ‘A’ games and they will get their chances at the right time.”