Derbyshire will add to their 2016 playing squad, says Chris Grant

Derbyshire are on the verge of bringing in another overseas player for their NatWest T20 Blast campaign, chairman Chris Grant has confirmed.

The club, who have already strengthened their playing squad with the winter signings of New Zealand batsmen, Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom, have also acquired Division One seamers, Andy Carter and Tom Milnes this winter.

“I’ve been regularly asked if Derbyshire plan to make any more signings for 2016. The answer is yes,” said Grant. “The plan is to bring in a second overseas finisher for the NatWest T20 Blast, as well as an experienced bowler, which could be on loan, but we will see.

“The signings still to come will follow the captures of experience international batsman Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom, who will both be with us for the entire 2016 season,” he continued on the club website. “Those are on top of the additions of bowlers Andy Carter and Tom Milnes, who both have Division One experience and will certainly strengthen our line-up this summer.”

There is plenty of optimism surrounding the club’s future, with a number of their young players taking a step up in their development over the winter months.

“It’s also a big year for a lot of our younger players to turn their promise into more consistent performances across the season,” Grant said. “It’s been great to also see our talented youngsters be recognised by England this winter. Tom Taylor is currently away in South Africa with the Potential England Performance Programme, while Matt Critchley was selected to train with the England Lions in Dubai in January. It’s a great recognition for the work Graeme and his team are doing here.”

James Buttler

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