Championship matters for Magoffin

11 November 2017 07:54:59 EST

Veteran seamer Steve Magoffin says making an impact in County Championship Division One is his main target after re-joining Worcestershire.

The 37-year-old Australian has spent the last five seasons with Sussex, but has now opted to return to New Road, where he spent the summer of 2008, with Worcs having secured promotion back to the top-flight of the County Championship.

And Magoffin is clear about what his role is among the Pears' youthful and developing squad.

He told the Bromsgrove Advertiser: "That (the County Championship) is the main reason I am here. I haven't really played much white-ball cricket for Sussex over the years.

"The focus here is to play as much Championship cricket as possible and, with the other bowling stocks at the club, it would only probably be if anything unfortunate happened to a few of the guys that I would need to play white-ball cricket.

"It's about getting as many Championship matches in as I can and having the most impact in that really so we do not just stay in Division One."

Magoffin played seven Championship games for Worcs in the summer of 2008, taking 23 wickets at an average of 32.82, while his overall first-class record reads 581 wickets in 154 matches at an average of 23.23.

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