Yorkshire hamstrung

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Matthew Hoaggrd will play no part in the Roses clash at Headingley © Getty Images

Injury problems continue to hamper Yorkshire, who remain short of bowling options ahead of the LV County Championship Division One clash with Lancashire at Headingley Carnegie.

England paceman Matthew Hoggard heads the list of absentees for the Roses clash with a broken thumb, while Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Deon Kruis and Ajmal Shahzad are carrying hamstring injuries.

Darren Gough takes over the captaincy from stand-in skipper Anthony McGrath after being rested for the previous championship outing against Surrey.

He and one of Richard Pyrah, David Wainwright and Ben Sanderson are set to replace Naved and Kruis in the side that drew at the Brit Oval.

Despite having a weakened attack, the hosts go into the game with the psychological edge after bowling Lancashire out for 89 in yesterday’s Friends Provident Trophy encounter, which was eventually scuppered by the weather.

Seamer Patterson opened the bowling yesterday but is not ready for a first-class return following a knee injury that required an operation in mid-April.

England Test captain Michael Vaughan is unavailable ahead of the third npower Test while fellow batsman Chris Taylor is still nursing a calf injury.

Dominic Cork has been named in Lancashire’s 14-man squad to face their Roses rivals.

Cork returns to the squad after recovering from a back injury sustained during the championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Captain Stuart Law sustained a broken index finger on his right hand whilst batting in the Old Trafford nets on Tuesday and will miss the crunch fixture.

Former Derbyshire captain and current Lancashire wicketkeeper Luke Sutton will deputise for Law as skipper for the game.

Stephen Parry, a 22-year-old left-arm spinner, could make his LV County Championship debut after some impressive performances for Lancashire’s second XI in recent weeks.

Lancashire come into the fixture after a run of disappointing results, and will be hoping to recreate the form which saw them defeat Yorkshire in less than three days at Headingley last season.

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