STEVE Magoffin is determined to repeat the level of performances that have become his trademark in county cricket after rejoining Worcestershire for the 2018 season.

Magoffin, 37, wants to help skipper Joe Leach’s side to “look to trouble a few teams” in County Championship Division One.

The Australian was a consistent, reliable member of the Sussex attack, predominantly in the top flight where the County are returning next season after going up as champions.

The 2017 campaign was frustrating for the Australian, who now has a British passport, due to injuries.

But Magoffin, who has signed a one-year deal, plans to work hard this winter at Blackfinch New Road and Malvern College while also passing on his knowledge to the raft of young pace bowlers.

He said: “This season has been frustrating with injury, one of those years, but I have to put that behind me and work hard in the winter.

“I have to get myself back out there and try to keep the level of performances I have expected of myself over the years.

“I wouldn’t get myself out there if I didn’t think I could still perform at that level.

“Worcestershire have gone up and we want to stay up. That’s the aim. If I can add a bit of experience to the side from playing in that division, all well and good.

“They’ve got some really good, young talent in that side including the bowlers and if I can help them along their way and teach them a thing or two that will be good.”

Magoffin will be one of the County's senior pros along with the likes of Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali when England commitments allow.

Bowling coach Matt Mason was also part of the squad during his first spell at New Road in 2008.

He said: “It is a new fresh team these past few years that Bumpy (director of cricket Steve Rhodes) has got together and very enthusiastic.

“They have put up a real good show for themselves over the last couple of years.

“It is quite exciting for me to be able to join that group and try to help the guys not just stay in Division One but be really competitive and look to trouble a few teams.”

Magoffin needs just 19 more wickets to reach the 600 mark in first-class cricket.

His tally of 581 victims contains 27 five-wicket hauls at an average of 23.23.

Coach Mason said: “A lot of other counties were after Steve and he will be great for us.

“He’s a seasoned professional and has played most of his cricket in Division One so from that point of view he will bring some great knowledge and strength to our dressing room.

“The last (full) season he played, he produced another outstanding performance.

“We know with a big winter of fitness behind him if we can get the bulk of four-day fixtures from Steve that will really help us as a bowling unit.”

Magoffin took 23 wickets in seven matches in his first County spell as Worcestershire were promoted as runners-up to Warwickshire.