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Wicket-keeper Phil Mustard joins Gloucestershire on loan to cover injury crisis

Wicket-keeper Phil Mustard has joined Gloucestershire after leaving Durham. Credit: PA Images

Gloucestershire have announced the signing of wicket-keeper Phil Mustard from Durham.

The 33-year-old was given permission to pursue other opportunities after being told his contract at Durham would not be renewed last week.

Gloucestershire expressed their interest in Mustard after an injury to Gareth Roderick - which will see him out for at least six weeks.

Mustard with the bat for the Durham Jets last season. Credit: PA Images

Mustard is joining Gloucestershire on loan after 16 years of service for Durham. He was named captain there in May 2010.

Gloucestershire are hoping he will be eligible for the Royal London One-Day Cup match against Surrey at the Kia Oval on Wednesday evening

But Mustard will not be available for selection should Gloucestershire and Durham meet in the knockout stages of either the Royal London One-Day Cup or the T20 Blast.

Mustard diving to take a catch for Durham in 2013. Credit: PA Images

Head Coach, Richard Dawson said:

"It’s great that Phil has joined us for the rest of the season after Gareth’s injury to his finger. He brings with him vast experience and match winning abilities which I’m sure he will show whilst at Gloucestershire."

– Gloucestershire Head Coach Richard Dawson