Scotland coach Frank Hadden is not concerned about pairing two rookies together in Scot-land's vital midfield channel for Saturday's match against Romania.
Rob Dewey will make his international debut at inside-centre alongside Phil Godman at stand-off, who has three caps as a replacement but is making his first start at this level.
Hadden believes the Edinburgh duo will benefit from having more experienced club-mates such as Mike Blair, Marcus Di Rollo and Hugo Southwell playing next to them in Scotland's backline.
"It's not necessarily ideal having guys playing their first caps alongside each other so I've surrounded them with familiar faces and, hopefully, that will make it easier for them," said Hadden.
"Pairing them together was something that we talked long and hard about because it's a tough ask but they know each other at club level and I think the balance of the side should make it a little easier for them."
While most of the focus to Saturday's match is bound to focus on Dewey and his fellow debutant Johnnie Beattie, Hadden found time to discuss his confidence in stand-off Godman. Godman won his first cap as a late replacement against the same opposition during the summer of 2005, also coming off the bench against Samoa and New Zealand last November.
"I personally think Phil is one of the best handlers in the game and everyone enjoys playing alongside him because he can bring attacking strengths out of players that some guys can't," said the Scotland coach.