BOWLING coach Matt Mason is optimistic Worcestershire fans “can expect to see the Charlie Morris of old” this summer.

Morris picked up 96 County Championship wickets in his first two seasons but did not make the same impact in 2016 as he worked on remodelling his action.

The paceman has spent four months playing grade cricket in Australia and Mason says the signs have been encouraging after a string of consistent displays.

He said: “Consistency this winter is a great word and that’s what Charlie didn’t have last season for us.

“I’ve spoken to him regularly. He is really happy and bowling at a good pace again and hitting good areas.

“He sounds like he is in a great place and people here can expect to see the Charlie of old when he gets back which is great news.

“Charlie went through a really tough period when he had to remodel his action and that is never easy.

“A lot of people don’t do it successfully. Because he worked so hard he got there in the end but obviously his performances were affected.

“One reason we sent him away this winter was to get away from this environment and the coaches and just go out, find his love of the game again and get back to somewhere near his best.

“It sounds like it has done the trick.”