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.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).