BLAIR KINGHORN believes Scotland’s counter-attack may be the key to any potential success when they take on France this weekend.

Fabien Galthie’s men visit Murrayfield on Sunday looking to take another step towards the grand slam, having looked impressive in their three victories so far this Six Nations.

The French have used cross-kicking to their advantage in this year’s tournament but the 23-year-old is optimistic that Scotland know what to expect on Sunday and can exploit France’s style of play for their own advantage.

“They’re a bit of a changed team, they’ve kicked the ball a lot and their defence is solid but we’ve looked at then and we’re confident in our game-plan and that we can do a job,” said Kinghorn.

“Counter-attack is one of our strongest points. Hoggy’s (Stuart Hogg’s) try at the weekend came from counter-attack. It’s something that teams are looking at more and more, the high cross-kicks and they’ve taken their opportunities pretty well. but it’s definitely a space we can look to.”

Kinghorn can ply his trade on the wing but at international level, he is often used as a full-back, including when the Scots travelled to Paris for last year’s Six Nations clash.

And while it remains to be seen where head coach Gregor Townsend decides to play Kinghorn this weekend, the Edinburgh man is ready to step up to do a job wherever is needed.

“I did start at full-back against France last year, that was my second time (there playing for Scotland). I’ve had more caps at full-back than on the wing so I’m very comfortable there," he said.