Fraser Strachan is looking forward to the new challenge that awaits him at Ealing Trailfinders after joining the club from Premiership outfit Northampton Saints.

The 21-year-old centre, a product of the academy at Franklin’s Gardens, has made four appearances for the Saints first team since signing in 2017.

He also has plenty of experience of the Greene King IPA Championship after a loan spell at Bedford Blues, which saw him line up against Trailfinders on multiple occasions.

And Strachan, who has also enjoyed a lot of success in midfield for Northampton Wanderers, admits he cannot wait to show what he can do in west London next season.

He said: “After being in lockdown for so long I’m looking forward to kicking off a new season with an exciting squad. The club seem very ambitious and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Strachan played in the 2017 A League Premiership final for the Wanderers before making another appearance a year later in their third consecutive A League final, in which they beat Exeter Braves 31-21.

He has also been recognised on the international front, initially playing through the age groups with Scotland before switching to represent England at Under-18 level.

With the likes of Pat Howard, Jack Tovey and David Johnston all remaining at Trailfinders Sports Club, Strachan will have plenty of competition in the midfield for the Green and Whites.

Director of rugby Ben Ward is pleased to add Strachan to the squad for the upcoming campaign.

“Fraser is someone who has always impressed us when playing for Bedford and we feel that he can fulfil his potential here at Ealing Trailfinders,” he said.

“He still has plenty to learn at just 21 years old but he has played a lot of rugby and there is no doubt that he will develop in to a top player for us.”