Travis Head is hoping to making his debut for Sussex in their County Championship match against Northants tomorrow morning.

The 27-year-old arrived in Hove early on Friday and has been in quarantine.

He is set to make his debut against Northants, subject to him returning a negative Covid test.

Head was initially due to play for the county last season but that was put back due to the global pandemic.

However, speaking in a press conference yesterday morning the Australian international is hoping to be part of their squad at the County Ground.

He said: “Fingers crossed in the next little bit I can get out, go through the process and then be ready for Northants, which is a massive game for the club.

“We have had some really good performances in the first four rounds and hopefully I will be able to contribute and start my journey here successfully.”

Head also revealed his reasons for joining Sussex.

He said: “Well a lot of things attracted me. Brighton is a great place.

“Me and my partner lived here for the Ashes and travelled here for the A tour and she loved it as well. Obviously I have got a good connection with Salty (Phil Salt) and Rash (Rashid Khan) and have played against CJ (Chris Jordan) and Jof (Jofra Archer).

“I know a lot of familiar faces and have heard a lot of things and talking to the guys in the last little period the decision has been a good one because we have got a really young team with lot of potential.”