Bilal Shafayat expects the Outlaws to pushfor two more victories to secure a home quarter-final in the Twenty20 Cup.

Twenty20 Cup North Group
July 4: Yorkshire Phoenix v Notts Outlaws
Start time: 5.30pm

The 22-year-old was on the losing side inlast year's quarter-final against Northants when a record crowd in excess of12,000 cheered Notts into Finals Day.

And after getting a taste of the TrentBridge crowd's home support in the Outlaws' four-run victory over Yorkshirelast Friday, Bilal is keen to have the home backing this time around, shouldthey confirm their place in the knock-out stages.

He said: "Last year I was so focused on myperformance with Northants that I didn't really notice the crowd and realisethe effect they could have.

"But last week's crowd really made theirvoice heard and it's definitely a boost to your confidence and pushes you onthat little bit further.

"It's a nice feeling and one I'd love toexperience again with another quarter-final at Trent Bridge. That's our nextaim and we'll take things on from there."

Bilal has been impressed with the changesand improvements in the Notts performances in the competition since he leftTrent Bridge in 2004.

And the multi-talented batsman believesit's all come from clear thinking and planning before the tournament began.

He added: "We're playing smarter cricketnow - good percentage cricket, which means taking better options at crucialstages.

"That all comes down from the managementand the captain. Everyone knows what their role is and has practiced to performthose roles."

Squad news:
With AJ Harris still struggling with hisleft knee problem and Charlie Shreck's bruised shin, Mark Footitt is draftedinto the squad to travel to Headingley.

Swann, Fleming (capt), Patel, Wagh, Hussey,Read (wkt), Ealham, Shafayat, Clough, Ferley, Francis, Franks, Footitt.