Boyd Rankin looking to make a major impression in what is likely to be his last year in county cricket.

The Bready born paceman has only one year left on his county cricket and seems unlikely to be offered an extension given the change in status for Irish players following their elevation to full member status.

William Porterfield has already been shown the door at Edgbaston and Rankin seems destined to go the same way when his contract ends next summer.

He told Brian Halford in an interview on the Warwickshire website: "Irish players are being filtered out of county cricket which is fair enough, to a degree, because we are a full ICC member now and striving to play Test matches.

"So next year is probably my last for the Bears and in county cricket. It will be a little bit sad because I have always given everything for the Bears and really enjoyed my time here but hopefully next year we can get back up into the First Division and I can play a big part.

"I have been at Warwickshire for ten years and in county cricket for 14 so have had a pretty good career over here. Growing up in Ireland, I knew if I wanted to play cricket full-time I had to come to England, whereas now the young guys now have the opportunity to make it full-time over there."

Rankin though has no intention of hanging up the boots when his county career ends, feeling he has a further three years left in the tank for Irish cricket.