BEN Vellacott is confident he will be making the right move at the right time this summer when he joins Edinburgh from Wasps.

The 25-year-old scrum-half, capped by Scotland at under-17, under-18 and under-20 level, is convinced that his own style of play will fit in well with Richard Cockerill’s squad - and is equally sure that the rebuilding programme being carried out by the head coach will bear fruit next season.

“I’m really excited about joining Edinburgh," Vellacott said in a statement on the Edinburgh website. "The recent signings and re-signings show the direction the club want to go in and I’m delighted to be a part of that.

“I believe it’s the perfect time and opportunity for me personally, and I’m excited to play for the club and be part of the Guinness PRO14. It’s important to face new challenges in order to grow as a person, which excites me.

“I absolutely love attacking rugby, but a huge personal progression over the last couple of seasons has been my game management. This is something I believe has really developed and hope to put to good use."

Edinburgh already have three senior scrum-halves in Nic Groom, Henry Pyrgos and Charlie Shiel, although, commenting on the signing, Cockerill did not suggest that any of those three was about to move on. “We’re really pleased to announce Ben is joining us," the coach said. “He’s a former Scotland age-grade player so is well known and well-liked in the group, and brings some good experience from playing four seasons in the English Premiership and European Cup competitions. His profile sits nicely among our other scrum-halves, giving us good depth and variety in that area, which is great for competition and for their development as a group of nines.”