RUGBY starlet Lewis Carmichael says there will be “an edge” to Edinburgh Rugby training this week ahead of their crucial derby with Glasgow Warriors tomorrow (Saturday).

The Capital club host their rivals from along the M8 at BT Murrayfield, with the winners poised to take home the 1872 Cup – the three-leg tie is level at one apiece going into the decider.

A win for Edinburgh would also secure their place in the Guinness Pro14 play-offs for the first time and set up a quarter-final clash with Munster at Thomond Park.

The Capital side must better Ulster’s result against Munster this weekend to book a quarter-final place.

North Berwick-born lock Carmichael, 22, said he and his team-mates would be going all-out to make the 23-man squad.

He told Courier Sport: “It’s a huge game. We have got four fit locks at the moment and I will be putting my hand up for the 23.

“It would be great to be involved.

"We’ve never been in the play-offs before so it would be massive for the club.”

The former Scotland U20 and Club International XV cap, who was schooled in North Berwick and is a product of the town’s rugby club, added that he would relish the chance to test himself against the likes of Glasgow’s Scotland locks Tim Swinson and Jonny Gray.

He added: “Guys like Jonny are world-class – it would be a great opportunity for me to play and test myself to see where I am.”

Carmichael also reflected on the season so far, and was delighted that head coach Richard Cockerill signed a new three-year deal last week after an impactful first season at the helm.

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed working with him this year. I have had a good season getting game time and it has been brilliant to be involved as much as I have been.

“I got a good run in the team with Grant [Gilchrist] and Ben [Toolis] away during the Six Nations and I started in the Ulster and Leinster games, both of which we won, so that was great for me.”

He admitted a quarter-final at Thomond Park would be "huge" for the club.

First, though, the North Berwick star must try and help his side regain the 1872 Cup with victory over Glasgow Warriors at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.

He won’t face Musselburgh-born Huw Jones, who may miss the rest of the season with a facial injury.

The 24-year-old was forced off early in Glasgow’s defeat to Ulster on Saturday, and boss Dave Rennie said this week the centre had a “couple of slight fractures around the eye socket”.

Tomorrow's game is live on Sky Sports and kicks off at 7.45pm.