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Somerset relegation may seal Compton exit

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Somerset batsman Nick Compton has admitted he is not sure if he will extend his contract with the struggling Somerset.

30-year-old Compton, who has been a key member of the county's top order since arriving from Middlesex in 2009, will see his current deal expire at the end of the season. 

With Somerset surprisingly in real danger of suffering relegation from Division One, he could look to move on.

"I'm not sure at this stage and i've said it to the club," Compton told the BBC. "I will make the decision in the next couple of weeks and I'll make the best decision moving forward.

"You want to be playing at the highest level. This is a first division club, that's why I came here. We've got too good a set of cricketers in that changing room to be playing second-tier cricket."

Compton's tremendous return of 1,494 runs in last year's County Championship earned him international selection and, after suitably impressing with two centuries on England's winter tour to New Zealand, many considered him to be assured of a place in the 2013 Ashes contingent. 

A poor performance in the return series against Brendon McCullum's side, however, ultimately saw Compton frustratingly lose that place to Yorkshire starlet Joe Root. 

A prolonged stint in Division Two, it could be argued, would potentially further damage Compton's chances of a return to the England fold. 

"I've had my head down trying to focus on, what was at the beginning of they year, an England career," he added. 

"I just want to make sure the selectors don't forget me." 

Somerset's next fixture in their quest for league survival begins on August 20, with a match against mid-table Warwickshire.


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