Ryan Lamb could be set for a spell at scrum-half
Fly-half Ryan Lamb could be moved to scrum-half to help ease Gloucester's injury problems at number nine.
The Guinness Premiership leaders lost Dave Lewis to a fractured ankle during Saturday's 23-21 win over London Irish.
Gloucester are already without Gareth Cooper who injured his knee while training with Wales, meaning Lamb was left to fill the scrum-half berth.
"I thought we looked really organised and it helped having Lamb on at number nine," said Gloucester coach Dean Ryan.
"I thought we looked really organised and I thought that was one of our strongest periods, the game started to come towards us," added Ryan.
We're already down with the international period so we'll have to have a look at who is picked next week and adjust off the back of that
Gloucester coach Dean Ryan
"Ryan manages forwards really well and kept his composure with them. I thought he did a really good half-hour job when he came on."
Rory Lawson is also likely to be involved with Scotland in the Six Nations, limiting Gloucester's options further.
And Ryan knows that his side are facing a difficult period.
He said: "We wish Gareth well and that he can recover as quickly as he can.
"We're already down with the international period so we'll have to have a look at who is picked next week and adjust off the back of that."