Nottinghamshire will name an unchanged side for their LV County Championship game against Hampshire if Ryan Sidebottom doesn’t feature for England in the fifth npower Ashes Test at The Oval.

Sidebottom’s inclusion in England;s provisional squad means that Darren Pattinson will start the game but will be replaced by Sidebottom if he returns to Trent Bridge.

“Ideally we’d like to name the same side but we’re not sure how soon we will learn whether Ryan will be available to us,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“This fixture is important in that we need to force a win to put pressure on Durham and reduce the 28-point cushion that they are enjoying at the moment.

“There’s enough time left for us to overhaul that but we need to win matches and gather momentum.”

Matt Wood and Scott Newman will open the batting with Charlie Shreck keeping his place in the seam attack.

Nottinghamshire squad: Matt Wood, Scott Newman, Adam Voges, Mark Wagh, Samit Patel, Chris Read, Ali Brown, Andre Adams, Mark Ealham, Ryan Sidebottom, Darren Pattinson, Charlie Shreck, Bilal Shafayat