Sam Northeast has spoken of his eagerness to pull on the pristine whites of Nottinghamshire following his loan signing from Hampshire.
The 31-year-old has signed a deal which will see him join the Green and Golds until the conclusion of the LV= Insurance County Championship campaign, with Division One fixtures against Somerset, Lancashire and Yorkshire, as well as a showdown against his parent county to come.
“Notts is one of those clubs you play against and you admire,” Northeast said. “It is a huge club with a great history and great players. It is a pleasure to sign and I am really looking forward to playing.
“With this new conference system, Notts have found themselves in Division One and rightly so, so to come and contribute that push to win the Championship is the motivation for me.
“There are a lot of talented players in the batting line up, so I will come in, play my part and contribute as best as I can.”
The right handed batsman has racked up over 10,000 runs in 180 First-Class games during his career to date.
His pedigree bolsters the Nottinghamshire batting ranks, which are currently shorn of Haseeb Hameed due to international commitments.
“I have been around the game a long time and, having played a lot of Championship cricket, I am very willing to offer my experience,” he added.
“I am here to help the team win, and I am very happy for people to come up and pick my brain. It is different to joining at the start of the season, but I am really looking forward to it.
“There are important games ahead and as a player that’s what you want. It is a big month for the club, and I include the T20 competition in that too. Competing on multiple fronts is enjoyable and to be a part of that by competing for a place in the red ball side is exciting for me as well.
“Notts have a great coaching set up, and the lads, no doubt, have all the provisions they need to be successful,” Northeast added.
“I’ve already had a really good chat about cricket with Pete Moores and I was made to feel very welcome at the club with messages from players, coaches and staff even prior to arriving at the venue.
“It was really nice to have that. I feel a part of the club already and am absolutely raring to go."