HAMISH Rutherford will make his home Specsavers County Championship debut for Worcestershire on Tuesday (10.30am) as they look for their first Division Two win since May 17.

After a Rutherford-inspired victory at Leicestershire in April and a home success over Durham, the County have drawn three and lost six in the competition.

They have slid to second from bottom in the table as a result just five points ahead of Leicestershire with fourth-placed Glamorgan visiting Blackfinch New Road from Tuesday.

Batsman Rutherford has rejoined the County after being called up by New Zealand for the final T20 international against Sri Lanka in Kandy on Friday.

He missed Rapids' eight-wicket win at Sussex Sharks in the Vitality Blast quarter-finals on Friday.

Rutherford made a single Championship appearance during his early-season spell with the County, scoring 123 in the convincing victory at Leicestershire.

With Callum Ferguson back in Australia for personal reasons and Wayne Parnell and Josh Tongue unavailable through illness and injury respectively, pace duo Charlie Morris and Adam Finch return to the line-up.

The County will continue to give first XI game-time to batting prospects Jack Haynes and Alex Milton.

First-team coach Alex Gidman wants Worcestershire to end the four-day campaign on a positive note with the visit of Gloucestershire and a clash at Sussex still to come.

The mid-June flooding led to fixtures with Sussex and Derbyshire being switched to Kidderminster’s Chester Road ground.

Gidman admitted: “We’ve learnt a lot about our red-ball cricket and where we are at as a group this year. We’ve got a lot of improving to do.

“It’s pretty important we keep trying to make strides forward so we can start next season hopefully with a bang.

“We’ve got two home red-ball games and it’s important we perform to the best of our ability.

“We’ve barely played any red-ball cricket here, which has been disappointing, for obvious reasons (the flooding).

“It will be nice to play a couple of games here and hopefully get some good results and finish this season as strongly as possible.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do but at the same time I know they are an extremely talented bunch of cricketers.

“We’ve just got to work really hard over the remainder of this season, the winter and through the next season and see what improvements we can make.”

Worcestershire will hold a members' forum with club chairman Fanos Hira and vice-chairman Paul Pridgeon on Tuesday in the Graeme Hick Pavilion at 9.30am.

Worcestershire: Mitchell, Haynes, Moeen, Rutherford, Milton, Wessels, Cox, Barnard, Leach, Morris, Finch.