Wasps in the market for a fly-half

Date published: September 18 2014

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Wasps are open to bringing in a new fly-half after the news that Ruaridh Jackson will be ruled out for six to nine months.

Wasps are open to bringing in a new fly-half after the news that Ruaridh Jackson will be ruled out for six to nine months.

New signing Jackson has been sidelined tearing his ACL in the win over Northampton Saints last weekend.

The loss of Jackson leaves Wasps with veteran Andy Goode and rising star Alex Lozowski as their two remaining options at ten, with Wasps director of rugby Dai Young open to the possibility of bringing someone in.

“We're discussing whether it's worth looking to bring someone else in and I think we'll definitely dip our toe in the market to see who is about,” Young told Bucks Free Press.

“We're not going to bring in somebody just for the sake of it, but if we believe somebody is out there who could add to us and take a bit of the pressure off then we'll look at it.

“It's not an ideal time to be looking for ten, but we'll certainly look and see if there is anybody out there who could come in and make an impact for us.”

Young expressed his regret at Jackson's injury, with the former Glasgow Warriors fly-half having made an impression.

“I really feel for him. It was a big call for him to come down here and he has really made an impact,” added Young.

“He has impressed me during training, both with his skill level and his attitude, and it's a real blow to lose him.

“Professional sport is cruel at times and this is certainly one of those times.”

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