- London Scottish sign Stade Francais star
- "I am very keen to further my career in England" - Lydon
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London Scottish have pulled off a major coup this week, securing the services of Stade Francais youngster Peter Lydon on a one-year contract.
The 21-year-old utility back joined Stade Francais last summer from Ulster Bank League side Seapoint and has featured regularly throughout the club's Amlin Challenge Cup campaign - most recently against Harlequins in last week's quarter-final clash.
The Parisian giants boast a huge pool of international stars throughout their back division including French pair Jules Plisson and Hugo Bonneval, Springboks Meyer Bosman and Morne Steyne and Wallaby Digby Ioane.
Having thrived playing with such esteemed company, Lydon, is now keen to prove his worth in the Greene King IPA Championship.
London Scottish is an ambitious club - Lydon
"Playing in France this season has been an invaluable experience and I have enjoyed rubbing shoulders with some world class players," he said today.
"However, I am very keen to further my career in England and establish myself at one of the top clubs in the Championship.
"London Scottish is an ambitious club which seems to progress year-on-year and I feel my style of play is a good fit for the way London Scottish wants to play their rugby.
London Scottish Head Coach James Buckland said: "I am really pleased that Peter will be playing at London Scottish next season.
"We were looking for someone to compliment what we have already got in the back division and believe Peter fits the bill perfectly.
"I know backs coach Mike Friday is very excited to see what Peter can bring to the table and he has managed to get himself in the Stade Francais senior squad this season, which is a fine effort."