DURHAM have recalled Chris Rushworth to their squad earlier than expected for the Specsavers County Championship match against Kent at Canterbury today.

After missing the Northants game with back trouble, he began bowling again indoors on Monday and has suffered no reaction.

Durham will weigh up the risks this morning in playing Rushworth and Paul Coughlin, who coach Jon Lewis would like to rest following his strenuous recent efforts.

Matthew Potts, an 18-year-old academy all-rounder from Sunderland, has travelled as cover as Durham continue to pursue this season's only option of looking to the future.

Canterbury has been a happy hunting ground as they have won on their last four visits and clinched their first title there in 2008.

But it will be a tall order to break this season's duck against a team who have won four out of five and are 121 points ahead of Durham.

Kent have replaced South African paceman Wayne Parnell with leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who has 26 Test caps for Pakistan.

He is the second fastest bowler to take 100 Test wickets, achieving the feat in 17 matches. Overall he has 452 first-class wickets at an average of 27.21 Former Durham seamer Mitch Claydon has returned after a spell of compassionate leave in Australia following a family bereavement and is named in the Kent squad.

Lewis has had no joy in the loan market, partly because England Lions have been playing this week.

Given Yorkshire's glut of seamers he might have expected Martyn Moxon, coach at Durham when Lewis was captain, to help out this week. But Tim Bresnan is being rested as his wife is due to give birth and Yorkshire are also playing the Second X1 Trophy final against Middlesex tomorrow.

Durham have suffered last-over defeats in both their last two championship games and Coughlin has had the task of bowling the final over.

At Swansea, Glamorgan needed 14 and Nick Selman hit six, six, two; against Northants Coughlin fared much better but to no avail. Only three runs were needed, but he had Adam Rossington caught behind and off the fourth ball Josh Cobb was held at third man with the scores level. The winning run was a bye.

Durham are expecting a dry pitch in view of Shah's signing, so left-arm spinner George Harding is likely to be given another outing after taking four wickets in the second innings on his debut at Swansea.

Durham (from): P Collingwood, K Jennings, S Cook, C Steel, G Clark, M Richardson, R Pringle, S Poynter, P Coughlin, B McCarthy, C Rushworth, G Main, G Harding, M Potts.