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Anderson: Moores return ideal

Fast bowler James Anderson has welcomed the appointment of Peter Moores as England head coach.

Anderson was included in Moores' first squad for the one-day international against Scotland on Friday, May 9 in Aberdeen.

The 31-year-old had been working with Moores at Lancashire before the coach returned to England's top job and Anderson was full of admiration for his methods and the way in which he has developed young players at the county.

Anderson told Sky Sports News: "I got on really well with him first time around when he coached England a few years ago.

"I've been in and out of Lancashire the last five years but to see what he's done with Lancashire, not just the team but the individuals there and how they have improved over the last few years, I think bodes really well for England and English cricket.

"Hopefully he can turn things around and get us back on to a winning track."

Energy

Anderson has returned to the one-day set-up for the first time since the home ODI series defeat to Australia last summer.

Asked what Moores would bring to help turn around a poor losing run, Anderson added: "Energy and enthusiasm I think.

"He's a quality coach as well. He knows his stuff and everyone has just enjoyed working with him at Lancashire

"Hopefully with the balance of youth and experience in the England squad he can take it on further and improve everyone."

Moores has removed batting coach Graham Gooch from the England coaching set-up and Anderson praised his former county boss for trying to bring something different to the international party.

He said: "I think it's needed. Not just a different look to the playing squad but the management as well.

"It's down to those guys who get picked whether it's the management or players, down to the players in that squad to get England back to playing winning cricket."

Watch Scotland v England on Sky Sports 2 HD on May 9