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Tredwell back in the squad for the trips to Scotland and Durham

Wednesday 19th May 2010

Kent spinner James Tredwell (pictured) is back in the country and desperate to play a part in improving the club“s fortunes.

The off-spinner travelled to Scotland with the squad, earlier today, and will play in the Clydesdale Bank40 match against the Scottish Saltires at the Citylets Grange.

The 28 year-old was part of the England side that earned victory at the recent World Twenty20 Cup and is now looking forward to getting stuck in with his county team-mates.

“I cannot wait to get going again. It was difficult not playing at the t20 World Cup but I“ve been working hard on my game and am ready to go.

“I practised hard with England, worked on my fitness and I“m feeling in reasonable touch. After the disappointments of last year, hopefully we can get a full game in against Scotland.

“The boys have worked hard and have faced a demanding schedule. We must be nearly halfway through the championship season already. We“ve played lots of cricket and I hope that I can now come back in and make a difference.”

Commenting on his recent spell away, Tredwell, who was in the England squad but did not feature at the t20 World Cup, said: "In the last year the national side has really improved in certain areas of one-day cricket.

"We’ve got a real strong side now and that was very evident in the Caribbean. The win was a culmination of a lot of hard work and everyone played their part in our success."

He was clearly disappointed not to have played an active role but was still pleased to have been part of the squad.

"It would have been nice to play but we’ve got a really strong set-up at the moment and everyone is really pleased for everyone else’s success," he said.

“Swanny (Graeme Swann) is ahead of me at the moment and he’s doing really well so I can’t be too disappointed.

"I’ve just got to keep working hard at my game and hopefully I can put in some really good performances for Kent and help to get things going.

“We have Scotland on Saturday; hopefully I can play a part in helping us win that game."

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