Anthony Allen could be back in the Gloucester A team side tonight.
GLOUCESTER'S Guinness A League team is back in action against Wasps tonight at Dry Leas (7.30pm).
And the Kingsholm side hope to welcome back England Under-21 centre Anthony Allen in a strong side that contains plenty of Premiership experience.
He could be joined by fellow England Under-21 star Ryan Lamb, Rob Thirlby, Mark Cornwell and Quinton Davids.
Gloucester are top of their A League conference and beat Wasps 52-12 at Kingsholm earlier in the season. Gloucester have won five of their seven games and will face a Wasps side who are bottom of the table with only two wins.
Brad Davies will start at stand-off and Jack Forster will get another run at tighthead prop.
"This is obviously another highly important game and we have named a strong and experienced squad," said coach Carl Douglas. "We are going well in the Guinness A League and we are desperate to continue that form."
Gloucester's next home game in the A League is against Saracens on Monday, February 27 (7.30pm) and again the club is offering the incentive of a 'quid a kid' scheme for Under-16s.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
After a series of contract announcements last week, hooker Richard Hibbard is the latest Gloucester Rugby player to commit to a new contract at the club and told GRTV how much he enjoys playing in the Cherry and White of Gloucester.
A try scorer in the 36-18 Aviva Premiership win over Wasps at Kingsholm on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted that Gloucester would enjoy the moment but can't get too carried away. The team got what they deserved but the winger wants these performances to be more frequent.
England Head Coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to his side to play Australia in Saturday's final match of the Old Mutual Wealth Series at Twickenham Stadium (kick-off 2.30pm, live on Sky Sports 2). Jonny May lines up on the left wing.