Saracens utility back Owen Farrell will get game-time at fly-half for the Premiership club ahead of England's Six Nations campaign.
That is the word from Saracens rugby director Mark McCall after Farrell came on as a replacement at outside centre and kicked two penalties in his side's 17-16 victory over Northampton on Sunday.
Veteran Charlie Hodgson, who also kicked two penalties for Sarries, stayed at pivot when Farrell came on against Saints.
"Owen will play some rugby at 10 over the next two or three weeks," McCall told the BBC.
"He'll get plenty of rugby there to make sure he's in good form for England when the Six Nations begins."
England coach Stuart Lancaster preferred Toby Flood as his number 10 in their recent Test losses against the Springboks and Wallabies.
But Farrell started at fly-half in the win over the All Blacks, kicking 17 points.
McCall said the 21-year-old knows that he will play at fly-half for Sarries at some point before England's Six Nations opener against Scotland at Twickenham on 2 February.
"Owen is very aware of the plan we have over the next three weeks - and has been since he came back from England's autumn internationals - about when he will play 10 and when he won't," said McCall.
"He is very happy with that plan."