Jason Gillespie has revealed he would love to see his on-loan pace bowler return to Sussex.

Jared Warner is back at Yorkshire after a side niggle cut short his month at Hove.

Warner took three wickets at the end of the first innings in the draw with Glamorgan and bowled with pace and life throughout.

He will be replaced in the line-up by fit-again Ollie Robinson, himself a former Yorkshire player, as the Specsavers County Championship campaign moves on to Lord’s tomorrow.

Sussex will hope to find more cutting edge against Middlesex after drawing their last two games from strong positions.

Gillespie is disappointed not to have Warner among his options.

But he would love another chance to give the 22-year-old from Wakefield a chance to show he can stand out from the crowd of young seamers currently vying for chances at Headingley.

The Sussex head coach said: “He is going to head up back to Leeds and see their medical staff and we will go from there.

“I’d say he will probably be out for a little while, maybe a month or so.

“If the option was there, we’d love him (to come back). He was fantastic.

“He brings a little bit of that X-factor to the table, he brought some genuine pace for us. He is exciting to watch.

“A young guy in his first game looking threatening like that was a really positive sign.”

Mir Hamza continues to look Sussex’s best bet with the ball and is their leading Championship wicket-taker with 16 at 26.37.

David Wiese has 12 at 36.75 but Robinson, even with his limited playing time so far, is not far behind on 11 at 15.27.

Robinson takes a wicket every 43 balls to every 54 for Hamza and 68 for Wiese.

Gillespie likes what he sees of Hamza but there is room for improvement.

He said: “Mir has made a couple of early breakthroughs swinging the ball.

“He is one of the most skilful bowlers I’ve seen, swinging the ball both ways.

“He poses a threat but the challenge for Mir is, when the ball isn’t swinging, how can he have an impact?

“That is something we have been chatting about and how he goes about it.

“He is a very skilful bowler but this is a good challenge for him.”

Gillespie believes his seamers might have a bit of early help at Lord’s.

He said: “It is always a good surface and there is always a little bit in it early on.

“Whatever we do on day one, we need to do it well and go there with a nice positive attitude and look to play positive cricket.”