Glasgow Warriors are hoping for a better news regarding the knee injury of Graeme Morrison. The Scotland centre, 28, was carried off the Firhill pitch 13 minutes into Glasgow’s 1872 Cup first-leg win over Edinburgh, also a Magners League match.

“I don’t know how long he’s going to be out but I understand at the moment it’s weeks rather than months,” said Lineen.

“He’s a crucial player for us and for Scotland. I really feel for him.”

And the Warriors boss added: “He’s been playing really well for us, but he’ll get the best treatment and he’ll be back as soon as we can get him back.”