Trott aiming to start County season

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Jonathan Trott's agency Eleven 01 Management have released a positive statement regarding the future of the England and Warwickshire batsman.

The 32-year-old flew home from Australia after the opening Test Match at the Gabba in November and it had been reported in the media that he has been pulled out of a pre-season tour with his county.

Those reports have proved to be inaccurate though as Trott never intended to fly out to the Caribbean ahead of the new season.

Instead the top order batsman will stay in Birmingham and prepare for the new campaign at Edgbaston after leaving the recent tour due to a stress reletaed illness.

However, the County Championship Division One season starts in early April with the Bears opening fixture of 2014 coming against Sussex on Sunday 13th April. That game is after a warm-up against Oxford earlier that week which could mark the comeback of Trott.

A post on Trott's official Facebook page this afternoon revealed the statement from Eleven 01 Management:

“Since Jonathan returned from Australia, his overriding aim was to return to play for Warwickshire at the start of the season.

“He continues to make good progress and is on schedule to return for the Bears as intended.

“At no stage was there any intention for Jonathan to join Warwickshire on their pre-season tour of Barbados and therefore he was  never omitted from the trip.”

The ECB and Warwickshire CCC are expected to be in close contact regarding Trott's future and with him still being under a central contract there is every chance he could return to the England Test side in the opening game of the summer against Sri Lanka on Thursday 12th June.

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