JAMIE Bhatti has become the latest member of Danny Wilson’s Glasgow squad to agree a new deal that will extend his stay at Scotstoun, insisting it was an easy decision to remain at the club.
The loosehead prop returned to the Warriors last year after a two-year spell away, first with Edinburgh and then with Bath. He has settled back well at Scotstoun, where he first played between 2016 and 2019.
“It was a very easy decision, really,” Bhatti told the Glasgow website. “As soon as I got the offer, that was it – I knew it was the right deal for me. I’ve loved being back at Scotstoun, and I’ve got a great relationship with the coaches. They back me to go out there and play well, and I’m really enjoying my rugby.
“Glasgow feels like home for me. I first moved here in 2016, and to be part of the story of this club is a real privilege. I love where I live out in the East End, I love where I play my rugby, it’s just the perfect fit for me.
“We’re in a good place in the league right now and we want to kick on and secure our place in the knockout stages. We’ve had a bit of adversity this season, but every time we’ve slipped up we’ve bounced back and our position in the league is testament to that. It’s also a testament to the squad and the coaching group, and it’s a really good environment right now.
“I want to be the best player for this club that I can be, and I want to win silverware with this team. We fell just short in 2019 before I left, so for me getting a winner’s medal with Glasgow is top of my list.”
The re-signing of Bhatti comes just a day after another Scotland international prop, Oli Kebble, also agreed to a new deal. Head coach Danny Wilson still plans to add to his squad for next season with external signings, but he already appears to have got the bulk of his business done when it comes to tying up the players he wants to retain.
“Jamie is hugely passionate about playing for Glasgow Warriors and we’re pleased to secure his services for the seasons to come,” Wilson said. “Since returning to the club he has picked back up where he left off displaying his strength at scrum-time and his physicality around the park.
“Our scrum has played a key factor in our success this season, thanks to the work of [assistant coach] Al Dickinson and players like Jamie and Oli. We’re looking forward to having Jamie as part of our pack for the seasons ahead.”
- The Offside Line’s coverage of Glasgow Warriors is powered by McCrea Financial Services.
- McCrea Financial Services sponsor Glasgow Warriors and provide a wide range of financial advisory services including mortgage, pension and retirement planning advice. See www.mccreafs.co.uk to contact them for more information.