Russell keen to stay at Glasgow

Date published: June 12 2015

Glasgow fly-half Finn Russell is in for the long haul at the PRO12 champions as he looks to sign a new contract at some point in the new season.

The 22-year-old Scotland international, who was an integral part of the Warriors side that won the title, has one year left to run on his current deal.

And speaking to BBC Scotland, Russell admits he would like to re-sign.

"I've got another year of my contract and hopefully I'll manage to get something else after that," he said before hailing boss Gregor Townsend.

"Gregor and the coaching staff are brilliant. I am loving the club.

"He has been a brilliant head coach the last couple of years and, with me being a young 10, it's been great to have him around.

"Glasgow are going in the right direction and it's a brilliant club to be in.

"The boys are just like one big family and you can see on the pitch how much effort they put in for each other."

Russell, however, admits they will not have long to enjoy their success as the new season will soon be upon them, something that excites him.

"You don't have too long to savour it," he said.

"It is a quick turnaround and we are back in for the start of pre-season on Monday.

"These are the moments that will be highlights of your career and you've got to make the most of it.

"Expectations are going to be high after winning it."