Northants host Worcestershire on Wednesday here at the County Ground, in a key LV= CC Division 2 game for David Ripley's men.
Northants will be looking to consolidate their position at the top of the division, while Worcestershire 25 points back in third, will be looking to continue their mission of bouncing straight back up to the first division.
Northants will want to continue the fine form they have shown at the start of this season, with another strong performance here at the County Ground.
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An ankle injury sustained during the YB40 game against Kent on Sunday means Rob Newton misses out, with Rob Keogh taking his place in the middle order.
With the remainder of the team unchanged from the team that drew with Hampshire last week, Overseas signing Trent Copeland will lead the bowling attack for the last time before going back to Australia.
Alex Wakely will captain the side again in Stephen Peters’ absence and will look to build on the century he made against Kent on Sunday in the YB40.