Nottinghamshire seeking Peter Siddle replacement

Australia's Peter Siddle in action during day three of the 5th Ashes Test at the Oval on August 23, 2013
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Nottinghamshire's director of cricket Mick Newell says that the club are trying to sign an overseas replacement for the injured Peter Siddle.

Director of cricket Mick Newell has confirmed that Nottinghamshire intend to secure the services of a replacement for Peter Siddle.

The Australia paceman signed a two-year deal at Trent Bridge last November, but he will be unable to fulfil his duties this term due to back and ankle injuries.

As a result, Notts are eager to bolster their attack by signing an overseas bowler in the near future.

"It's obviously disappointing, most importantly for Peter himself and we wish him well for his recovery," Newell told the club's official website.

"An experienced overseas bowler is a key position for us and we're confident of signing a player of sufficient quality in time for the start of the season."

Siddle, 31, is expected to return to Nottinghamshire for the 2017 campaign.

Peter Siddle poses during an Australia portrait session in May 2015
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