SCOTLAND star Huw Jones has set his new Glasgow Warriors side the target of winning the Guinness Pro14 this season.

Musselburgh-born Jones (pictured below, by Alastair Ross/Novantae Photography) made his Warriors debut in last Friday’s 22-29 Champions Cup defeat to Montpellier at Scotstoun. 

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He wore the number 13 jersey and completed the full 80 minutes as the Warriors fell to a third successive pool defeat at the hands of the French side, coached by ex-Scotland boss Vern Cotter, a fellow former East Lothian resident.

Despite a poor European run, Jones’ new team are 10 games unbeaten in the Guinness Pro14 and sit top of Conference A, 12 points clear of nearest rivals Munster.

The 23-year-old told Glasgow Warriors TV: “A realistic goal is to win the league.

“My first goal would be to get in the team but as the season goes on if we can continue how the guys have started then winning the league has to be the target.

And the ex-Pinkie Road resident, who scored in each of the Autumn Tests against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia, was also looking forward to the competition for the midfield berths pushing his game on.

While admitting he was playing “fairly well”, the 11-cap centre (pictured below against Italy, with Alex Dunbar in support, by Ian Rutherford/PA Wire), added: “The better strength you have in the combination the better you will play.

“That we’ve got the four of us there [Alex Dunbar, Peter Horne, Nick Grigg and Jones], it can only help for both Glasgow and Scotland.”

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And while Jones linked up with several Scotland team-mates on his debut, he was looking forward to playing with some of the younger players in the Warriors squad. 

“With a lot of the boys in the Scotland squad I know them already and it’s great to play with them – it’s an all-Glasgow backline for Scotland at the moment so that will help me hopefully fit straight in,” he said.

“Who are you looking forward to playing with: guys like George Horne and Adam Hastings are really exciting so it’ll be good to have a couple of games with them. 

“It’ll be a dream to play with [ex-Chiefs and All Blacks winger Leila] Masaga as well because he’s a bit of a legend.”