Steven Finn celebrates England recall by signing new three-year contract with Middlesex

Finn was called up in place of the injured Liam Plunkett and has agreed a new deal with his county until 2017

Recalled England seamer Steven Finn has signed a new three-year deal with Middlesex.

Finn was restored to the national squad for the fourth Investec Test against India in place of the injured Liam Plunkett this week, named for the first time since being sent home early from a miserable winter tour of Australia.

He played no part in the 5-0 Ashes whitewash and returned to England after being deemed "unselectable" by then limited-overs coach Ashley Giles.

But he has worked through problems with his run-up and release alongside Middlesex coach Richard Johnson, going on to claim 44 wickets at 29.72 in this year's LV= County Championship.

"I am delighted to have signed three more years at the club I have spent my whole career with as a professional cricketer," said Finn.

"I look forward to continuing to build on the club's status as a strong division one side and hopefully helping to bring success to the county over years to come. Needless to say I am hugely indebted to the club and the coaching structure, particularly Richard Johnson, in helping me develop in recent times. I couldn't think of anywhere else I would want to play my cricket."

The county's managing director of cricket, Angus Fraser, added: "This news, and the fact Steven has been selected in England's squad for the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford, is great for the club. Middlesex are extremely proud to have developed Steven and to have helped him achieve what he has, so far in the game.

"Middlesex is his club, he offers us a great deal both on and off the field and we are chuffed that he wants to spend at least the next period of his career with us."

PA

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