Trott's first team return not imminent

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Warwickshire and England batsman Jonathan Trott may have been playing for the county second XI recently, and scored a century, but there are no plans to rush him back to first team action, according to the club.

Warwickshire and England batsman Jonathan Trott may have been playing for the county second XI recently, and scored a century, but there are no plans to rush him back to first team action, according to the club.

Trott took a break from the game first during the Ashes, and then in April after a brief return, citing mental exhaustion and related issues, and has only played two games for the second side since his return.

The Bears are not looking to get the England number three back into the first team any time soon though, saying they want his transition back to top flight cricket to be slow and considerate of his health.

Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown said: "Trotty is a very good player. And a Warwickshire team with him in it is a better side.

"We have been short of runs at times this season and we know that Trotty is a player who can just get his blinkers on and bat for a long period of time in games.

"But when he will be able to do that for us again we are not sure. We will keep talking to him and the England and Wales Cricket Board and make sure that we are all aware where he is at.

"Trotty has been in and around the first-team environment here for around a month now and he fielded in a couple of the games and has done the drinks in a couple of Twenty20 games.

"He played very well last week for the 2nd XI and got a very good hundred against Durham and he is very clear where he is at and what his planned schedule for reintegration into first-team cricket looks like.

"He will come back into the fold when he is ready."

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