LEWIS Gregory will miss next week's County Championship match at Surrey, and so Somerset have recalled seamer Jamie Overton from his loan at Northamptonshire.

Head coach Jason Kerr confirmed a couple of changes to the squad, at a press conference – also involving Tom Abell and James Hildreth – following Somerset's Royal London One-Day Cup final triumph.

Gregory picked up the injury in Saturday's win at Lord's, and will be a real loss to the side given his early season form, notably a fine century in tough batting conditions against Surrey in Taunton.

Kerr said: "We've picked a squad, that'll be announced tomorrow.

"Lewis [Gregory] is definitely out, as he's got some mild irritation of the intercostal muscles.

"It's difficult to put a time frame on that, but obviously he needs some recovery.

"So the consequence of Saturday is that there's a couple of changes, and we've brought Jamie [Overton] back from Northants – he'll definitely be involved on Monday.

"And then we've got a couple of decisions to make on Monday morning when we take a look at the surface."

In terms of the benefits of loaning out Overton for a couple of games, Kerr added: "We've got depth in the squad and we want guys playing cricket.

"So we've had Jamie and Bessy [Dom Bess] out on loan, and it's invaluable that they're playing First-Class cricket.

"Jamie played well in his two games for Northants, and he came in [at Lord's on Saturday] with confidence, which is huge, and he'll get his opportunity on Monday."

Kerr is also keen to ensure that there is no comedown from the high of winning the One-Day Cup final, saying: "We talked about it on Saturday; I think that's a real challenge, because I think it's been a long time coming, and to win a trophy so early in the season is unusual.

"But we're fortunate in the way the fixtures have fallen that we've had a couple of days to enjoy it, reflect and recover.

"The intensity of practice the last two days has been outstanding, and I've got every faith come Monday that the guys will be ready.

"There's obviously still a lot to play for in the season, and I need to reinforce that and make sure that the guys concentrate on the process of playing four-day cricket."

Hildreth, the winning run-scorer on Saturday, is also looking forward, as he said: "Our heads are firmly on Championship cricket now, we've been training the last couple of days with the white pads on, and you just want to get going in that.

"We've won one competition, but we don't see that as an end.

"It's great that we can crack on, and try to create a gap in the [Division 1] table now, with the results that have just happened in the previous round [Surrey losing to Warwickshire, and Yorkshire drawing with Hampshire]."

Hildreth had clearly enjoyed the reception on winning the club's first silverware in 14 years, though.

He said: "I think it's something that's just going to get stronger and stronger over time.

"It's quite nice that we've had a couple of days off, so you can digest and reflect on it.

"You come back to Taunton and you're walking through the town, people stop you in the street and say 'well done', because you know how much it means to everyone.

"We're still absolutely buzzing about it, and hopefully that will carry on for a while."

Those sentiments were reflected by club captain Abell, who said: "My head's still in the clouds a little bit, I haven't stopped smiling since Saturday.

"Equally, we've been back in training the last couple of days, because we've got a couple of massive games coming up.

"Of course we enjoyed it on Saturday and Sunday, and made the most of it, but we've still got a job to do, and having won that competition, we're certainly hungry for more."