Sussex are ready for a final promotion push after toasting their T20 run together.

Head of cricket Keith Greenfield said a few words at the team hotel in Birmingham after Sharks went down to Vitality Blast final defeat by Worcestershire.

Non-playing batsman Luke Wells, who supported his colleagues with gusto from the stands, reckons players have now put that behind them as they prepare to face Warwickshire in the Championship at Hove today (10.30am).

Sussex need to beat the leaders to keep promotion hopes alive.

Wells returns to the side for the longer format and told The Argus: “Everyone is up for it.

“Statistically we are outsiders because we are a few points behind but Warwickshire have still got to play Kent.

“If we can get on top, Warwickshire might start thinking about going for a draw while we are going for a win.”

Wells said the experience of Edgbaston can help Sussex.

He said: “It was great to see the boys do so well and win the semi and I thought we were winning the final.

“To be fair, the boys seem to have taken it pretty well and recognised how well everyone has done to get that far.

“We had a really good training session (yesterday). Everyone spoke well about what we needed to do going into this game and the challenge Warwickshire will pose.

“To be there with everyone on Saturday was awesome.

“The support staff, club staff, other players, players’ families – they were all there.

“It felt like we were one big Sussex family. It was an awesome feeling.

“Everyone went back to the hotel and we toasted what had been achieved as a team.

“Keith Greenfield stood up in the Crowne Plaza in Birmingham and toasted everyone. He said this is what the club is all about. That day it genuinely felt like that.

“We are a young team who are going to get better.”

Wells has been disappointed with his form after a stellar 2017 but says that can be changed in the two games to come.

Then he will jet off with his partner and infant son to skipper the Casey South Melbourne club over our winter.

He added: “It has been a tough season. I can’t exactly put my finger on why.

“I’ve felt for a while there is a really big score around the corner.

“I’ve had a couple of 50s which I was disappointed not to turn into the really big score which would turn my season around.

“I will go into these two games and try to turn in a match-winning batting performance.

“If I do that and we win the next two games to go up, everything else will just be history.”