It's a fair question. I suspect the answer will be when we're not also wondering who should open with Cook, who should bat at 6 and whether Bell is worth sticking with. Throw in the eternal KPism, we're asking questions about 5 of the top 6 next summer, which isn't ideal. Perhaps Trott will be more under threat if Compton makes some big scores, since surely his future won't be at the top of the order once we're out of the SC. Beyond that, there probably isn't a viable alternative in the county game. Who would you play at 3 if Trott was discarded?