MORE than 300 miles separates Worcester and the city where Scotland international Duncan Weir was born and bred.

But after a year and a half with Worcester Warriors the Glaswegian says he is starting to feel “at home” at Sixways.

It was a big move for Weir last summer when he left his native Scotland to begin a new chapter in his career at Warriors.

The fly-half said he had established a strong connection with supporters during his time at Glasgow Warriors and then Edinburgh.

And the 28-year-old whose consistency from the tee helped guide Worcester to safety last season felt he was forging a bond with the Sixways faithful too.

“The Dragons home game was the first time I had actually gone out and experienced a matchday by doing the non-selected players duties,” Weir said.

“It was really good to mix in with the fans and feel their energy and passion for the club.

“Not often when you are on the field you get that level of communication so it was great to have a chance to have a five-minute conversation with people and understand how they are feeling and how proud they are about Worcester Warriors.

“As a guy that is not from the local area it is always nice to connect with those people who are the roots of the club.

“I personally felt that connection grow stronger.”

Weir, who has won 27 caps for his country, played more than 100 games for Glasgow before spending two years at rivals Edinburgh.

“Obviously growing up in Glasgow and playing there for six years, I was born with a connection to that club,” Weir said.

“I had so much love for the place as it was a team that I followed when I was young and played in the mini games at half-time.

“When I went to Edinburgh I felt that connection too with the fans albeit it was a bit tongue and cheek at the start being a Glaswegian going across the M8.

“But that soon goes out of the window when you put your heart and soul into the jersey and put a performance that you are proud of. You win their respect once you start bleeding for them.”

Weir has made the number 10 shirt his own at Warriors, making 36 appearances, and signed a two-year contract in December 2018.

“I have only had positive experiences with the fans here,” Weir said. “Whether it is walking the dog or simply doing food shopping, I have had nothing but love from the Worcester faithful. They have always treated me well so I am very happy here.

“I am very settled here with my wife, my daughter and the dogs. We feel at home here and long may that continue.”