lee dickson northampton saintsLee Dickson will be looking to help Northampton Saints make it two from two in Pool 1 at Murrayfield on Saturday – and condemn the capital city club of the land of his father to a second straight defeat in the process.

The England Saxons scrum half was born in Germany to an English mother and Scottish father and represented Scotland at the 2004 Under 19 World Cup before switching his international allegiance to England and being part of their Under 21 World Cup campaign a year later.

But right now it is all about putting the Saints in a strong early position in the group after their nervy 18-14 Round 1 win at home against Castres Olympique.

And after pitting his wits against French international Sebastien Tillous-Borde next up is likely to be Scotland ace No 9 Mike Blair.

“As they say, a win is a win and we have got four points,” said the 25-year-old. “On this occasion we have played scrappy and won and that is a sign of a good team – winning when you are not playing well.

“I guess it was a difficult game for scrum halves at the fiercely contested breakdown area but the referee controlled that well and gave us or just reward when they went over the top.

“And I quite like it when there is some pressure on me and I have to get the ball away – I was happy with the way I did that and we challenged out wide.

“As to probably playing against Mike on Saturday, every week I play against someone who is right up there with the best – I played against Ben Youngs and Danny Care in the last couple of weeks – and while against Castres it was a French scrum half and next it is likely to be Mike all I know is that Mike is a great player.

“We did not know much about Castres but we did watch their videos so we knew we were up against a big team with strong ball carriers. We did our analysis and come out with a win – which, after all, was the main thing.

“I pride myself on playing against the best in the big games, put my hand up for more honours and the Premiership is a great tournament in its own right and a high grade of rugby.

“The Magners League is also a quality tournament – all the domestic leagues are strong – and with such competitive teams like Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leinster, and Munster – they are playing tough matches week in and week out.

“We know that on Saturday it is going to be tough task for us to go away from home and hopefully we can go up there and put in a strong performance.

And as far as playing against a team from the land of his father in Edinburgh, Dickson is no stranger to the Scottish capital and Murrayfield.

“I played for Scotland Under 19 up there and I am really looking forward to playing there again,” he said.

“We know that Edinburgh are a very good side and we have to do our homework on them and then hopefully get the win.

“As to my playing for the Saxons, I made the choice and, although it was a hard decision at the time, that was all a couple of years ago.

“I had my chance with Saxons and now I am just looking forward to pushing on.”