Charlie Morris is relishing the challenges that Division One cricket in the LV = County Championship will present and believes the current squad "can only keep improving."

Morris played a massive role in last summer's promotion campaign with 52 Championship wickets in his first full campaign which resulted in him being voted the county's Players' Player and Young Player of The Year.

Worcestershire have been promoted and then relegated four times in the past decade and Morris is hoping the county can buck the trend in 2015.

He said: "There is no doubt Division One cricket is stronger. There are a lot of international players, the wickets are different and the teams generally have more depth.

"We understand that but at the same time we got to Division One for a reason, because we played some great cricket and we've got such a talented squad all looking forward to Division One cricket.

"There is no reason why we can't do exceptionally well and hopefully maintain our Division One status."

Morris, who is not part of the squad for the two-day friendly away to Northamptonshire, said: "People say about being a yo-yo club and it has been like that – but nobody is thinking about that anymore.

"We are only looking ahead at what is to come. We can only keep improving.

"The squad has changed so much over the last four years. Every player is improving each year because we are such a young squad.

"We are really hoping to put a stop to that (yo-yoing) and maintain our Division One status and compete well in the division."