1. ITV Report

Relegated Warwickshire must 'take their medicine'

Warwickshire CCC First Team Coach Jim Troughton says the county must "take their medicine" following a difficult year on the pitch.

The Bears were relegated from the first division of the County Championship and endured a miserable defence of the Royal London One Day Cup winning just two of their eight group matches.

The playing squad has seen a host of ins and outs over the course of 2017, with the arrival of Dominic Sibley and Adam Hose boosting their performance in the T20 Blast - they reached the final to salvage something from the summer.

But now with some of Warwickshire's players back at Edgbaston to begin their winter training programme Troughton has called for a response when they return to action in 2018.

Having been part of a squad that went down in 2007 to Division Two it's a difficult thing to take. It's not a great place to be, you don't want to be there but I think as a club we've got to take our medicine, we've got to reflect on that season and think we need to improve in many areas.

As a management, myself and for the players there's a real spark there now that we've had a couple of weeks off to let the dust settle to get things going.

– Jim Troughton, First Team Coach, Warwickshire CCC