Bradley - No complacency
Edinburgh not taking Italian visitors lightly ahead of Friday's clash
Last Updated: September 13, 2012 12:47pm
Michael Bradley: Is expecting a tough test from Zebre at Murrayfield on Friday night
Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley has warned against complacency against Zebre at Murrayfield on Friday night.
The Italian side have yet to win a RaboDirect Pro12 game following a 37-6 opening defeat to Newport Gwent Dragons and subsequent 30-17 loss to Connacht.
But Bradley, whose side won 21-19 win in Cardiff last Friday after narrowly losing their opening game to Munster, saw enough in Zebre's defeat by Connacht to give him cause for concern.
He said: "Zebre's last game against Connacht was in doubt right up until the last play, so I think they'll be coming here with high hopes.
"They play a 15-man game, have a strong set-piece and are not afraid to run the ball around the park, so it should make for an exciting game.
"Zebre's last game against Connacht was in doubt right up until the last play, so I think they'll be coming here with high hopes."
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"I think the scrum could again be a key feature. They competed well in that area against Connacht and will no doubt look to target our scrum, having had success in that area last season under the guise of Aironi.
"Our pack have done an awful lot of work in that area in pre-season, and the two performances in the two competitive matches so far this season have shown the benefits, particularly in yielding a penalty try from Cardiff.
"These performances mean we can go into this match with confidence, as we seek to maintain winning momentum."
Centre Matt Scott makes his first appearance of the campaign following an extended pre-season regime following is summer exertions with Scotland.
Bradley has made four changes in the pack props John Yapp and Willem Nel coming in for Allan Jacobsen and Geoff Cross, who start on the bench.
Back-rows Ross Rennie and Netani Talei replace Roddy Grant and the injured David Denton (thigh).