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“I’ve been overwhelmed with the kind messages of support from players, coaches and fans over the last few months”
England batsman Jonathan Trott will make his county return for Warwickshire when they take on Gloucestershire on April 1 at Edgbaston.
Trott has not played any form of cricket since returning home from the recent Ashes series with a stress-related illness.
Trott, who spoke to the media for the first time since returning home, revealed that he was “overwhelmed” by all the “kind messages of support from players, coaches and fans”.
“I’ve been overwhelmed with the kind messages of support from players, coaches and fans over the last few months, and I’m really looking forward to joining up with Warwickshire ahead of the new season,” Trott said. “We’ve got a strong squad that’s capable of challenging for trophies in all competitions, and I’m determined to play a big role and hopefully contribute to more success for the Bears in 2014 and beyond.”
Speaking about Trott’s return, Warwickshire’s director of cricket Dougie Brown said: “Everyone at Edgbaston will be thrilled to see Jonathan return to training after the club’s pre-season tour of Barbados, and take to the field at Edgbaston in the 2014 season. Having met recently, he looks in great shape and is certainly hungry to score plenty of runs for Warwickshire. He’s been a crucial member of the England set-up for nearly five years and I am certain he will be back as England’s number three in the near future.”