[caption id="attachment_817379" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-817379" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/James-Pattinson-Cricket-Australia.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="407" /> Pattinson wants a solid performance under his belt this county season which will push his chances for a Test recall. @ Cricket Australia[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/nottinghamshire">Nottinghamshire</a> have re-signed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/james-pattinson/">James Pattinson</a> for four months for the 2019 season. The 28-year-old will be available for seven County Championship fixtures, as well as the full One-Day Cup campaign in what will be a big boost to Pattinson for a possible return to Test cricket in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ashes">Ashes</a>. <p></p> <p></p>"His pace and international pedigree make him an exciting addition," Notts director of cricket Mick Newell told <em>BBC Sport</em> on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>"If he performs anything like he did during the previous spell, we'll be very happy." <p></p> <p></p>Pattinson, who last appeared for Australia in 2016 during the Test series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a>, has taken 229 wickets at 22.45 during his first-class career, plus a further 119 dismissals in white-ball competitions. "I loved my time with Nottinghamshire in 2017. It will be great to join up with the lads again," said Pattinson. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/sheffield-shield-2019-new-south-wales-james-pattinsons-winning-haul-puts-him-back-in-ashes-frame-815041">James Pattinson's winning haul puts him back in Ashes frame</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"I have special memories of my time with the club and the opportunity to call Trent Bridge my home is something I really value. I'm excited to get back on the field and helping the team chase a couple of titles." <p></p> <p></p>He wants a solid performance under his belt this county season which will push his chances for a Test recall. <p></p> <p></p>"But it's good just to string some games together. I've only played two (Shield) games, so it's just about getting some games under my belt now and the more I play the better my rhythm will get," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"I feel like I'm finding it (rhythm) a bit quicker than I have in the past probably because I played a bit before Christmas and a bit of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/big-bash-league">Big Bash League</a> as well. So, it's just about playing as much cricket as I can leading up to my goal which is trying to get picked for the Ashes." (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/stephen-fleming-steps-down-as-head-coach-of-melbourne-stars-816967">Stephen Fleming steps down as head coach of Melbourne Stars</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Pattinson has just recovered from a back surgery, and then a side strain that prematurely ended his Big Bash League (BBL) campaign with the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/brisbane-heat">Brisbane Heat</a>. "I've missed a lot of cricket so the easy thing to do would be sit down and have another pre-season," Pattinson said. <p></p> <p></p>"But I've had plenty of those, so I need to play some cricket. I've only played two games here, so it looks like I might go there (to Notts) and play a bit and then hopefully get on that A-tour."