EDINBURGH coach Michael Bradley has described tonight's clash with the Ospreys at Murrayfield as "hugely important" to their season.
The Scots are struggling in 10th spot in the Pro12 standings and are targeting the scalp of the defending champions to revitalise their campaign.
"We return for the first match in the 'second phase' of the season and look to get moving against a formidable opponent," said Bradley.
"They come here full of confidence having won five on the bounce in the league and will be keen to maintain their run and underline their championship credentials.
"Both matches last season were close affairs; at the Liberty Stadium they cleared their lines and ran the full length to score in the last minute and here, at Murrayfield, they edged us by a single point, thanks to the converted try-of-the-season.
"This match is hugely important to our season. It's up to us to put a marker down and start this phase of the season on the front foot."