Scotland backs coach Jason O'Halloran unconcerned by injuries
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 25/01/16 11:49pm
Scotland backs coach Jason O'Halloran believes they will have a strong midfield when they face England in the Six Nations despite suffering a further injury blow.
Alex Dunbar has joined fellow centres Mark Bennett and Peter Horne on the sidelines after suffering what the Scottish Rugby Union described as a "mild" thigh strain during Glasgow's 22-5 win over Racing 92 on Saturday.
Bennett sat out full training as the Scotland squad gathered in St Andrews for a pre-Six Nations session after suffering a shoulder injury in the first Champions Cup fixture between the teams in Paris last month.
Horne has a foot problem and another Glasgow and Scotland centre, Richie Vernon, was ruled out of the squad following shoulder surgery.
But O'Halloran feels there is plenty of cover for the Six Nations opener at Murrayfield on February 6, with head coach Vern Cotter preferring to strengthen the forward line by calling up Glasgow prop Alex Allan and Edinburgh back-row Hamish Watson.
On Bennett, O'Halloran said: "He's a day-to-day proposition at the moment. He is doing some jogging and, based on how he comes out of that, we will graduate his training.
"He is a possibility to play but the medics will make that call next week.
"If you look at Peter Horne, Mark Bennett, Duncan Taylor, Matt Scott, there is some depth there now.
"So that's really comforting for me, we have four quality centres right there that we can choose from.
"I'm sure with a bit of work from the medical team we will go into the England game with a really good midfield."