STEVE Rhodes says Worcestershire take on hosts Nottinghamshire in the County Championship promotion clash from tomorrow with renewed self-belief (10.30am).

Worcestershire put a disappointing NatWest T20 Blast campaign behind them to triumph by 189 runs against Gloucestershire at New Road last week and regain second spot in the Division Two table behind Notts.

The home side will be on the crest of a wave at Trent Bridge after adding the T20 Blast title to their Royal London One-Day Cup triumph under head coach and former Worcestershire wicketkeeper Peter Moores.

County director of cricket Rhodes said: “We will be massive underdogs but will take a lot of confidence from the victory over Gloucestershire.

“It was an important one for us, to start believing in ourselves again, and we’ve done that.

“We know what to expect. They are a very good side in their own backyard but we’ve done well against Notts in certain competitions and they will be respectful of Worcestershire.

“Any team with a batter or bowler like (Ravichandran) Ashwin in your side you’ve got to respect it as well.”

Ashwin, who took eight wickets on his debut, will be up against fellow Indian player in star batsman Cheteshwar Pujara.

Rhodes is anticipating a different sort of surface to the one Worcestershire played on in the win over Gloucestershire at New Road.

He said: “I think it will be very green. The CLO (Cricket Liaison Officer) will be taking a close look at it I would imagine the day before or on the morning of the game.

“But I would imagine it will be a bit green and we are going to have to play well.”