PAUL Hoffmann has won another recall to the Scottish Saltires squad for this weekend's FP Trophy trip to Lancashire and Durham, as cover for Worcestershire's Dewald Nel.

Nel is in action for his new employers against the county champions, Sussex, in a match due to finish on Sunday. His availability for the Saltires, who run out on Sunday at Old Trafford and on Monday at the Riverside, will depend on the duration of the Sussex game and his workload therein.

The long-serving Hoffmann found himself surplus to requirements at the start of the summer but has since become a reliable deputy, and managed yesterday to secure time off to ensure he can play in both games, resuming his World Cup new-ball partnership with John Blain.