Logan's shot in arm for Scottish game

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Kenny Logan says he will end his career with Glasgow Warriors but he also wants to hand the Scotland team a boost before hanging up his boots.

The 32-year-old has returned to his homeland following seven successful years with London Wasps and was unveiled yesterday as the newest member of Glasgow's 27-man squad. The winger was one of several high-profile players who retired from the Scotland national team following the World Cup last autumn and he has no plans to return to the international stage.

But Logan hopes he can help transform Glasgow from a side struggling at the wrong end of the Celtic League table to a side challenging for honours. And he believes success for the three provincial clubs - Glasgow, Edinburgh and Borders - could only be good news for the Scotland coach, Matt Williams.

"I'll definitely end my career at Glasgow," Logan said: "I want to be in Glasgow and playing for Glasgow and I won't be moving again after this."

He went on: "We [Scotland] have blooded a lot of new players. There were five players in the 22 who played against Australia in the World Cup so there are 17 players there who have been brought in and they didn't disgrace themselves. They did very well and I think we've definitely turned the corner.

"The Six Nations was hard because we lost a lot of experience - myself, Gregor Townsend, Glenn Metcalfe, Brian Redpath, John McLaren. We lost six or seven players through retirement and any team who loses that is going to struggle and we did struggle.

"But Matt Williams seems to be putting the team in the right direction and it's an exciting time for Scottish rugby. The key thing for Matt Williams is the three teams winning because when you get that winning mentality in the club sides, you get it in the national team."

The winger added: "I've always said that I want to put something back into the game up here and I feel what I've learned at Wasps over the last seven years and the success I've had means I can give Glasgow and the coaches some experience."