Northamptonshire have signed Scotland international batsman Kyle Coetzer on loan from Durham for the rest of the season with a view to him completing a permanent move.
The 27-year-old has struggled to break into Durham’s side this season and his details were circulated to counties recently, a clear indication that his days with the County Championship leaders are numbered.
Northamptonshire have secured Coetzer’s services on a loan arrangement for the rest of this season a move which could lead to him being contracted from next season.
Coetzer played six County Championship matches last year but his only senior cricket this season has been in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition.
Northamptonshire are seeking reinforcements for a batting line-up which includes three veteran batsmen in David Sales, Mal Loye and Rob White who have struggled for consistency over the last two seasons.
Coetzer, who made his Durham debut seven years ago, will go straight into Northamptonshire’s first team for their County Championship promotion tussle with Derbyshire at Chesterfield, starting on Wednesday August 17.
Coetzer is likely to replace White at Chesterfield as Northamptonshire seek their first win in five Championship games.
Left arm seamer David Lucas is expected to rejoin the squad having missed last week’s draw with Middlesex at Lord’s.