Ryan Sidebottom has been included in the Nottinghamshire squad to face Essex in the LV= County Championship fixture at Trent Bridge.
Sidebottom's inclusion coupled with the return of Mark Wagh has forced Mick Newell to make some difficult decisions with Bilal Shafayat and Luke Fletcher left out of the 12-man squad.
Andre Adams, Charlie Shreck and Darren Pattinson are competing for two places with Paul Franks seemingly assured of the number eight spot.
Steven Mullaney will also retain his place with Neil Edwards and Alex Hales set to open the batting.
Nottinghamshire team to face Essex (from): Neil Edwards, Alex Hales, Mark Wagh, Samit Patel, Steven Mullaney, Ali Brown, Chris Read, Paul Franks, Andre Adams, Ryan Sidebottom, Darren Pattinson, Charlie Shreck