Anderson heralds 'quality' Moores

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Fast bowler James Anderson is eager to impress under the guidance of new head coach Peter Moores, ahead of a testing clash against Scotland in Aberdeen next week.

Fast bowler James Anderson is eager to impress under the guidance of new head coach Peter Moores, ahead of a testing clash against Scotland in Aberdeen next week.

Anderson, who has not played ODI cricket since June 2013, has been named in a strong squad for the one-off fixture at Mannofield Park.

The uncapped Harry Gurney, all-rounder Moeen Ali and batsman Gary Ballance have also been selected, while openers Michael Lumb, Alex Hales and fast bowler Steven Finn were overlooked. Seamer Stuart Broad was not considered due to injury.

"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," Anderson told <i>Sky Sports</i>.

"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.

"He is 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."

Batting coach Graham Gooch, meanwhile, has been removed, limited-overs coach Ashley Giles dismissed, assistant coach Paul Farbrace hired and Nottinghamshire's Mick Newell appointed to the selection panel.

"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," added Anderson.

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