Promising fast bowler Andy Carter has signed a 12 month professional deal with Nottinghamshire.

Carter joined Notts on trial last season and impressed sufficiently to secure an extended stay at Trent Bridge.

“I want to produce good performances for the second team and force my way into contention for the first team,” said Carter, 19.

“Having the security of a 12 month contract will allow me to concentrate on improving my game and it’s up to me to make an impact.”

Carter suffered an ankle injury whilst playing for the Second Team in September but has made a good recovery after undergoing surgery.

“I had some floating bone which sent sharp pains through my leg when I bowled but I am running again now and I’m looking forward to pre-season training,” he said.

“I’m ahead of schedule and more importantly there is no pain.

“I’ve been working hard with our fitness coach Kevin Paxton and I feel much better equipped for professional cricket having spent last summer at Trent Bridge.”