Vaughan will be sorely missed, says Trescothick

FORMER opener Marcus Trescothick believes England will miss the experience of Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan when Australia visit again this summer.<br /><br />Vaughan, the former England captain, is expected to announce his retirement at an ECB-convened press conference this morning, thus ending any suggestion of a recall for the forthcoming Ashes series.<br /><br />Since stepping down as England captain last summer, Vaughan scored just 147 runs in seven innings for Yorkshire and was omitted from the 16-man Ashes training squad.<br /><br />But Trescothick, who played under Vaughan in that famous 2005 success, believes his former skipper will be sorely missed. &ldquo;His experience within this year&rsquo;s Ashes side would have been really important,&rdquo; the Somerset opener said. &ldquo;Obviously we worked closely together for a couple of years and had a great time, culminating in us winning the Ashes. To work with him, experience him and talk to him was a key moment for all of us. It was great to have that relationship with him.&rdquo;<br /><br />Vaughan, 34, looks set to bow out with a record 18 Test centuries and 5,719 runs in 52 matches for England, and Trescothick is left with fond memories of his former skipper. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s a leader of men who has the ability to keep people going,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;People see what he does on the field but they don&rsquo;t see the off-the-field Michael.&rdquo;