Despite the availability of most of his Kingsholm contingent Ian Smith will give many of his out-of-contract Moseley players the chance to prove themselves when National One rivals Bedford Blues visit Billesley Common tomorrow.
Although the head coach could benefit from the fact that partners Gloucester do not have a Premiership game this weekend, he claims he is already looking towards next season and wants to use the last six weeks of this one to test his squad and thereby inform his recruitment.
With key performers like skipper Neil Mason already signed up for the 2008-09 campaign and discussions well-advanced with existing and new players, Smith believes the time has come to explore exactly what he has at his disposal, safe in the knowledge that the club's position in the First Division is secure.
It was a luxury he did not have last season, indeed he was not able to call on the services of England academy starlets like the Jacks Adams and Forster and England Under 20 wingers Dan Norton and Charlie Sharples, dual-registered youngsters who have been a big part in the strides forward Moseley have taken this term.
Nevertheless, critics of the arrangement with Gloucester claim such players have been included at the expense of many of Moseley's homegrown fringe players - a notion Smith is keen to debunk in the remaining games.
"We will have a couple back this week but the main body will be players from Moseley's core squad," Smith said. "That is good in some respects but we are looking forward to next season and want to give some players the opportunity to stake a claim.
"My view is that the Gloucester agreement is very much the icing on the cake but first you need to make sure your core squad is competitive. We need to make sure we have the right players in the right positions.
"I'm not saying these lads are playing for contracts but we need to have a look at everybody."
That is not to say there will be a huge departure from the ethos the former Scotland international has adopted in his four seasons with the club. Since arriving in Birmingham Smith has always sought to maintain continuity and released very few players at the end of the league programme. "Consistency is important to any club," he said.
The Moseley faithful were given a glance at some of their less regular starters at Doncaster a fortnight ago and it was not pleasant. Unable to call on regulars like Adams, Forster, Dan Tuohy and prop Alasdair Dickinson, they slumped to a 55-5 defeat - one of the heaviest of the campaign.
Smith maintains their absence was not the only factor: "It was a little bit disruptive but there were a number of other factors too," he said. "There were a few players coming back from injury who were a bit rusty and not having a game every weekend affects your momentum and focus. We have got six games in six weeks until the end of the season so that gives us an opportunity to get properly stuck in."
Locks Tuohy and Jonathan Pendlebury will not be available for the remainder of the campaign after ending their loan spells but Smith hopes to see more of Adams, the rising star at centre who has played most of the season at Billesley but graduated to the Gloucester starting line-up to excellent effect in recent games.
Although Smith hopes to see the 21-year-old back in Red and Black before the end of next month he will not be available to face Bedford tomorrow having broken his nose.
Andy Binns is expected to be fit, however, after recovering from the back problem that has hampered him in the last two games while hooker Dan Oselton comes into contention for the first time in several months having returned from knee injuries.
Scrum half James Ireland is back in training as well but probably will not be ready by the end of the season.