Ruaridh Jackson believes he is returning to Scotstoun a better player following his experiences in England.

The Scotland international stand-off/full-back has re-joining his first professional club Glasgow Warriors on a one-year deal, subject to medical.

The 29-year-old last played for the Warriors in the 2013/14 season and has since spent time at Wasps and Harlequins down south.

Jackson said: “I’m really excited about coming back to Glasgow. I spent a long time there earlier in my career and it was great.

“Playing in England has been a good experience and one that has made me a better and more rounded player.

“I enjoyed working under [Backs Coach] Jason O’Halloran when he was with Scotland, so I’m looking forward to striking up that relationship again. I’m really excited to see how Dave Rennie operates.

“I still see myself as a 10, but I’m happy to play either there or at full-back.

“I’ve obviously got a few good friends still at the club, but a lot of young boys have come through over the last few years, so it’s a bit different on the playing side.

“It’s a really exciting time to be re-joining, with the new Guinness PRO14 and all it holds, so I’m looking forward to getting back up to Glasgow.”

Jackson made his debut for the club in 2008 and made 113 appearances for the Warriors in his first spell.

What they said…

Harlequins Director of Rugby John Kingston: “The approach from Scotland and Glasgow Warriors was a golden opportunity for Ruaridh to further his international career following the recent summer tour.

“He goes with our best wishes and I would like to thank him, on behalf of all at Harlequins, for his services provided during his time at the club.”

Glasgow Warriors Assistant Coach Jason O’Halloran: “Ruaridh is an experienced player, who will add to the competition we have within our squad.

“He knows the club well from his previous time here and can play in a number of positions in the back-line.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Ruaridh back to the club later this week.”

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