Five are registered for Durham workout

Rob Keogh's return to action may have to be delayed until after next week's trip to Durham University

Rob Keogh's return to action may have to be delayed until after next week's trip to Durham University

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Northamptonshire have registered five players for their fixture against Durham MCCU next week.

The County have got a week off from Championship action but with a lengthy queue for the treatment room and a three-day fixture to fulfil, the need has arisen to boost their ranks.

So to that end, the quintet of Gary Knight, Chad Barrett, Matthew Taylor, Saif Zahib and Jack Goode, have been registered and in all likelihood will make the trip north.

With a hectic schedule coming up, a number of the club’s senior players will miss the game and head coach David Ripley says this is borne out of necessity.

“I think this should be like a second team game where players don’t need to be registered but that’s not what you have to do.

“So we’ve got a few lads who will come with us and it will be a good chance for them.

“We’ll probably take all five but that depends on whether Rob Keogh is fit which is a bit up in the air at the minute.”