WORCESTERSHIRE will look to use the momentum of their one-day form to inspire them to success when they return to the four-day arena against Lancashire in LV= County Championship Division Two at New Road today (11am).

Following a week in which Steve Rhodes’ side have triumphed at both Nottinghamshire and local rivals Warwickshire in the Yorkshire Bank 40, the focus now switches to getting themselve back in the promotion picture.

With five games to go, including this clash against the leaders, Worcestershire are fifth in the table, 38 points behind the top two.

Director of cricket Steve Rhodes has been pleased with the way his players have acquitted themselves over the past seven days and is looking for them to continue that.

He said: “I think it will be important but even though we have had a few wins and there will be a feelgood factor about the club, the important thing for us is to focus on the first session against Lancashire.

“It’s very important to take this session on in four-day cricket.

“Our goal is to win that session, then the first day and then win a game of cricket.”

Worcestershire go into the match, their first in the four-day format for nearly three weeks, with several of their players in a rich vein of form.

Moeen Ali, as well as playing for the England Lions, made 114 against Warwickshire and Daryl Mitchell struck a century of his own in the six-wicket victory over Bangladesh ‘A’.

The skipper also scored 60 and took three wickets at Edgbaston on Monday, a game which saw seamer Graeme Cessford record 4-24.Cessford is part of the County’s 12-man squad, along with four-day specialist Alan Richardson and Shaaiq Choudhry.

“Alan’s been a very important and integral part of our four-day plans and we are looking forward to getting him back,” Rhodes said.