DUNCAN WEIR believes the influence of Gregor Townsend can help turn him into the complete stand-off.
The 21-year-old displaced Ruaridh Jackson as first pick at 10 last term for Glasgow and won his first cap for Scotland against France in the 2012 RBS 6 Nations when he replaced Greig Laidlaw and converted Lee Jones' second-half try.
However, although Weir was part of the victorious Scotland party that won all three of its Tests Down Under this summer against Australia, Fiji and Samoa, he failed to get any game time.
That frustration has made Duncy determined to learn as much as possible from former British Lions and Scotland play maker Toony, as he tries to hold off the challenge to his supremacy at 10 for Warriors from Jackson and Scott Wight.
The Glasgow stand-off said: "I am working a lot with Gregor and learning all the time.
"I know that I still have a journey of progression and development to make at 10 before I am the finished article but to have Gregor here at Glasgow to learn from is fantastic.
"I am looking to play a lot flatter to the gain line and to drop our boys into the holes, create more movement and pose more of a threat from first receiver.
"Last season we played more for territory and to put pressure on sides and that suited my kicking game. This time around Gregor wants us posing a lot more threat going forward and I am having to develop my game to be able to supply that.
"Gregor was famed for his unpredictability and it is up to me to add that dimension to my game.
With Glasgow's first friendly at Sale Sharks just 10 days away Weir is desperately trying to get back into top condition in order to make a starting claim on the No.10 shirt for the trip to Heywood Road.
But the pragmatic play- maker is refusing to set any early season targets.
"It is amazing to think the first friendly is just 10 days away," said Weir.
"Like the rest of the boys who were away with Scotland, I am playing catch-up with the Glasgow squad. I know that both Scott Wight and Ruaridh Jackson have trained well while we have been away.
"Plus they both got a half in the training match against Castres so I think the key for me is not to put too much pressure on myself.
"I'm sure I'll get some game time over the course of the two friendlies with Sale and Exeter and then there is a very long season ahead.
"But my target is to try and get a lot more game time with Scotland after not getting any on the summer tour. To do that I need to be starting all the big games for Glasgow and showing that I have added an extra dimension to my game."