aGlasgow Caledonian Reds can draw inspiration from Scottish rivals Edinburgh Reivers' Celtic League victory over second-placed Ebbw Vale on Tuesday as they prepare for tomorrow's attempt to revive their campaign against Dunvant at Stirling's Bridgehaugh tomorrow (kick-off 2.30pm).

Coach Richie Dixon was at that match in Jedburgh and saw Reivers hammer home their advantage in a way his men have too often failed to in this season of adjusting to the demands of league rugby.

''I thought the Reivers played very well, and Ebbw Vale looked a good yard slower than them in most things,'' said Dixon, who has maintained a commitment to a fast-flowing, dynamic game throughout the season.

That approach has reaped spectacular dividends on a number of occasions, notably against Leinster and Leicester in the European Cup, and against Reivers themselves in January.

However, Dixon is first to acknowledge that the Reds have too often been their own worst enemies.

''Watching the Reivers on Tuesday was a bit reminiscent of the way we played at Ebbw Vale on January 3, but we lost out that day,'' he observed.

''That has been the case too many times this season. We have been punished severely for the mistakes we have made.''

Tomorrow's visit of second bottom Dunvant offers the Reds the opportunity to build some much-needed momentum going into their final two matches at Newport and Neath as they aim to climb up to a more respectable position than they currently hold, just one place above Dunvant.

Indeed, it has escaped no-one's notice in the Reds camp that while they received rave notices for some of their performances earlier in the season, the Reivers won more matches in Europe and have won more league matches as well.

''All credit to the Reivers, they have turned things around well, whereas we have had our problems in the second half of the season because we have been away from home so much,'' said Dixon.

''A lot of the credit we got earlier in the season was as much down to the style with which we were playing as the results themselves.

''I would agree that it is a very healthy thing if we can generate real rivalry between ourselves and the Reivers, because that is what the whole game is based on.

''However, on the other hand, because they are going through the same things as we are, we want them to do well too, and I was delighted that they performed the way they did against Ebbw Vale.''

To that end, he seemed resigned to the likelihood of finishing behind the Reivers in the league, since they carry a five-point advantage into these final three matches.

''All we can aim to do now is finish as high up the table as we can, but then I would hope, and fully expect, that the Reivers are looking at it the same way.''

Glasgow Caledonian Reds - G Metcalfe; J Craig, J Stuart, R Shepherd (captain), A Bulloch; B Irving, G Beveridge; A Watt, G Bulloch, G McIlwham, J White, D Burns, G Flockhart, D Macfadyen, J Petrie. Replacements - I Jardine, T Hayes, F Stott, R Reid, M Waite, D Hilton, G Scott.

Dunvant - G Davis; J Baker, W Lloyd, T Manaceitava, A Rees; M Thomas, N Lloyd (captain); F Faletau, C Hawkins, A Howell, L Williams, E Katalau, N Thomas, C Thomas, K Tuipulotu. Replacements - M Harris, R Llewellyn, A Thomas, E Evans, S Jenkins, S Daniel, A Killa.