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Last Updated: Monday, 23 April 2007, 09:42 GMT 10:42 UK
Stick with Vaughan, says Fletcher
Michael Vaughan hit 79 against West Indies
Vaughan played some sparkling shots against West Indies
Duncan Fletcher has urged new England coach Peter Moores to stick with captain Michael Vaughan for both Test and one-day cricket.

Fletcher believes Vaughan can still become a successful batsman in the limited overs game, even though he has not made a hundred in 86 appearances.

Vaughan signed off from the World Cup by scoring 79 against West Indies.

"He showed the quality he has as a batsman and what he can do if he frees himself up," said Fletcher.

"It's just a pity it's taken a little bit longer than he would have wanted.

"The poor guy has been in and out of the side [because of injuries] and there was huge pressure on him to come back and continue where he left off.


"That is huge pressure to beat, alongside the pressure of not scoring runs and he wanted to get that elusive hundred," he continued.

Vaughan has already been confirmed as skipper for the Test series against West Indies, which starts at Lord's on 17 May.

His future in the one-day side, meanwhile, is likely to be a subject for discussion when Moores appears at a news conference on Wednesday.

Duncan Fletcher
Fletcher will head home to South Africa to think over his next move

Fletcher has insisted, meanwhile, that despite giving up the England post after eight years in charge, he plans to continue his coaching career.

"I want to coach, that's what I really want to do. I enjoy coaching and there is no way I'm falling short of ideas," he said.

"I still feel I've got a lot to offer and I enjoy my coaching. I still think my ideas could be implemented and should be implemented but you can't implement them overnight - it takes a bit of time.

"You can't do it all overnight. Some fall into place, some don't fall into place and I have ideas that I think I can help with.

"As far as coaching is concerned I'm still forward thinking and I can think out of the box and at the same time I can still really get to the basics and appreciate that some people need basic coaching - I think I can cover the full spectrum."

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